AALIMS-NYUAD Conference on the Political Economy of the Muslim World
Date: February 16-17, 2019
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Location: NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, NYUAD
All sessions are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
2019 Annual Conference Organizing Committee
Timur Kuran (Duke University)
Christopher Paik (NYUAD), co-chair
Melina Platas (NYUAD), co-chair
Day 1: Saturday, February 16, 2019
12:30-1:25 LUNCH (Torch Club, D2)
1:25-3:00pm Misperceived Norms and Patterns
Chair: Timur Kuran (Duke University)
Jeremy Menchik (Boston University) and Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University),
"Islam, Identity, and the Organizational Roots of Political Tolerance"
Avital Livny (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),
"Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Religiosity in the Muslim World: An Initial Assessment in Turkish Case"
3:00-3:30 BREAK (A6 Atrium)
3:30-5:45 Historical Roles of Islamic Institutions
Chair: Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University)
Asli Cansunar (University of Oxford) and Timur Kuran (Duke University),
"Economic Harbingers of Political Modernization: Evolving Anatomy of Power in Ottoman Istanbul, 1600-1839"
Samuel Bazzi (Boston University), Gabriel Koehler-Derrick (Harvard University), and Benjamin Marx (Sciences Po),
"The Institutional Foundations of Religious Politics: Evidence from Indonesia"
Day 2: Sunday, February 17, 2019
8:30-10:00 Constructing Hegemony
Chair: Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College and LUMS School of Education)
Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University) and Christopher Paik (NYUAD),
"The Global Economic Order before (and after) Western Hegemony: Chinese-Middle Eastern Trade from the Silk Road to the 'Belt and Road Initiative'"
10:00-10:15 BREAK (A6 Atrium)
10:15-12:30 Public Goods
Chair: Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University)
Melani Cammett (Harvard University), Poulomi Chakrabarti (Brown University) and David Romney (Harvard University),
"Accountability in Intergroup Relations: Hindu-Muslim Cooperation in Public Goods Provision in Indian Slum Communities"
Tentative: Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College and LUMS School of Education),
"Choosing between Secular and Islamic Schools"
12:30-1:30 LUNCH (Torch Club, D2)
1:30-3:00 Development and Violence
Chair: Melani Cammett (Harvard University)
Yael Zeira (University of Mississippi) and Nadav G. Shelef (University of Wisconsin, Madison),
"International Recognition and Support for Violence among Nonpartisans"
3:30-5:00 Islam and Innovation
Chair: Melina Platas (NYUAD)
Francesco Cinnirella (University of Southern Denmark), Alireza Naghavi (University of Bologna) and Giovanni Prarolo (University of Bologna),
"Islam, Human Capital, and Innovation in Historical Spain"