For immediate release:
February 28, 2011
Media contact: Audrey Mainzer, email@example.com, (609) 258-5978
Exporting forms of religious governance is subject of March 8 lecture
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University and a 2010-11 visiting fellow at Princeton University, will speak on "The Presidency of Religious Affairs" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Robertson Hall, Room 1, at Princeton University.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Luce Project on Migration, Participation and Democratic Governance in the U.S., Europe and the Muslim World, as part of its spring speaker series. The Luce Project is a Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies research cluster.
*Media who would like to attend should RSVP by March 4 to Audrey Mainzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 258-5978.*
Shakman Hurd studies international politics, international law and relations between Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Her research focuses on the intersection between religion and law in contemporary global politics. Central to her interests are the politics of international human rights, global legal pluralism, the state management of religion and the international politics of religious freedom. Her most recent book, "Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age" (2010), is coauthored with Linell E. Cady.
The Luce Project on Migration, Participation and Democratic Governance in the U.S., Europe and the Muslim World is codirected by Rafaela Dancygier, an assistant professor of politics and public and international affairs; Amaney Jamal, an associate professor of politics and director of the Workshop on Arab Political Development; and Mirjam Kunkler, an assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies, all of Princeton University.
For more information, contact Audrey Mainzer at email@example.com or (609) 258-5978.