Nov
01

The Politics of Secularism and Religion in France and Turkey

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Discussions of modernity—or alternative and multiple modernities—often hinge on the question of secularism, especially how it travels outside its original European context. Too often, attempts to answer this question either imagine a universal model derived from the history of Western Europe, which neglects the experience of much of the world, or emphasize a local, non-European … Continued

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Nov
02

Genealogies of Syrian Ba‘thism: Michel ‘Aflaq and Modern Arab Intellectual History

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Join the CMES for a lecture by Max Weiss, Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He studies the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the modern Middle East. His research interests include transformations of law and society, religious culture, history of ideas, and the translation of contemporary Arabic literature into … Continued

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