Events

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

The RelSec Initiative proudly welcomed Professor Wendy Brown, the Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Brown delivered a public lecture in the University of Arizona's ENR2 Building entitled "Neoliberalism Contra Democracy: Ten Theses."

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

The RelSec Initiative hosted a symposium to engage with the shifting understanding(s) of political belonging in the current political and global sphere. By placing thinkers from inside and outside the University of Arizona community in conversation with each other, the symposium provided new understandings of belonging and exclusion in the current century.

Friday, November 6th, 2015

The RelSec Initiative proudly welcomed Professor Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and Adjunct Professor of History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professor Scott delivered a public lecture in the University of Arizona's ENR2 Building entitled "The Politics of Secularism in France."

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The RelSec Initiative proudly welcomed Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Butler delivered a public lecture in the University of Arizona's ENR2 Building entitled "Versions of Binationalism in Said and Buber." Professor Butler also conducted a seminar on selections from her recent book, Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (2012).

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Proceedings of the Islamic Civilization in Multiple Perspectives Conference were published by the Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK in Localization of Islam in China.

 

Publication
Localization of Islam in China
Proceedings of the Islamic Civilization in Multiple Perspectives Conference
Edited by Li Chang-kuan
Published by Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK
204 pp
English, Chinese, 2015/03
ISBN: 978-962-8133-01-7 

Friday, February 27th, 2015 to Saturday, February 28th, 2015

The RelSec project site of the Minerva Center in Tel Aviv convened in late February for an intensive research workshop at the Rimonim Hotel in Nazareth.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

RelSec welcomed David Kyuman Kim, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Connecticut College, and John Jackson Jr., Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania to the Modern Languages building for a spirited conversation among the two scholars and the gathered audience. The session, titled “Talking and Living Race, Religion, and Social Justice,” was attended by faculty and students from nearly ten different UA departments.

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Professor Anidjar offered a well-attended workshop on a chapter from his most recent book, Blood: A Critique of Christianity (2014).

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The RelSec Initiative proudly welcomed Gil Anidjar, professor of Religious Studies, South Asian and African Studies, and Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. First, Professor Anidjar delivered a public lecture in Modern Languages titled “On the Christian Question.” 

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RelSec is comprised of five partner sites situated in universities around the world. The participating centers conduct parallel research projects whose exact shape reflects the distinct missions of the centers and research profiles of the teams. All will include some combination of public presentations and events, faculty workshops, and/or curricular initiatives, such as the development of team-taught courses on secularism, religion, and political belonging.
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