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March 16-17, 2012
Beyond 9/11: The State and Muslim American Political Incorporation
Invitation only

May 11-12, 2012
The Comparative Approaches to Immigration and Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Invitation Only
Sponsored by the Luce Foundation and PIIRS



February 8, 2011
Which God Are You Praying to? The Political Importance of Religious Interpretation
Eric McDaniel, University of Texas

February 22, 2011
One Muslim Is Enough! Evidence from a Field Experiment in France
David Laitin, Stanford University 
Bowl 2, Robertson Hall 

March 8, 2011
The Presidency of Religious Affairs
Elizabeth Shakman-Hurd, Northwestern University

March 29, 2011
Explaining Asymmetry in Power between Secular and Islamist Opposition in the Middle East
Ekrem Karakoc, Pennsylvania State University

April 5, 2011
Why We Can't Promote Democracy and Reduce Conflict without (a Better Concept of) Religious Freedom
Timothy Samuel Shah
Georgetown University 

April 12, 2011
Religious Competition, Conversion, and Syncretization in Guatemala since 1880
Rachel McCleary, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Bowl 2 Robertson Hall

April 19, 2011
So Close to the U.S., So Far from God? Explaining the Lack of Women's Rights in the Middle East
Amaney Jamal, Princeton University
Irfan Nooruddin, Ohio State University

FALL 2010

September 21, 2010
The Role of Religious Actors in Democratization
Michael Driessen, Notre Dame University

October 5, 2010
The Dialectic of Islamist and Hindu Nationalist Terrorisms in India Today
Christophe Jaffrelot, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris

October 19, 2010
The Protestant Ethic and the Secular Modern: From Max Weber to Charles Taylor
Philip S. Gorski, Yale University

November 9, 2010
Who Is Alienated When Foreigners Subvert Democracy? Citizens and Partisans in the 2009 Lebanese Parliamentary Election
Nikolay Marinov, Yale University

November 30, 2010
Second Thoughts about Violence: Evolution within the Indonesian Jihadi Community
Sidney Jones, International Crisis Group
Cosponsored with the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (TRI)

December 7, 2010
Constitution-Writing, Religion, and Democracy in Divided Societies
Hanna Lerner, Tel Aviv University


November 17 
The Burqa Ban: Has France (and Europe) Become Islamophobic? 
Patrick Weil, CNRS, Universite de Paris 
011 Robertson Hall
This event is cosponsored by the Luce project and the European Union Program