Economic and Political Institutions of Islam: Past and Present
Date: October 18-19, 2013
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Location: Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
All sessions are free and open to the public.
Presentations by faculty and advanced graduate students will explore the workings and transformations of diverse institutions that have been identified with Islam either through doctrinal interpretation or the practices of Muslims. The workshop's purpose is to foster conversations between scholars studying such institutions from various perspectives, in various contexts, and in both the past and the present. The focus will be on institutions that have affected political and economic performance.
The workshop is organized jointly by the the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS) and three Princeton University units: the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, the Workshop on Arab Political Development (an affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. It also has the following co-sponsors: the Program in Near Eastern Studies, the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia and the Department of Near Eastern Studies. The event is the first focused workshop co-organized by AALIMS. The first AALIMS conference took place at Duke University in 2010, the second at Harvard University in 2011, and the third at Stanford University in 2012. The fourth will be held at Rice University in April 2013.
Fall 2013 Workshop Organizing Committee
Eric Chaney (Harvard University)
Bernard Haykel (Princeton University)
Amaney Jamal (Princeton University), chair
Timur Kuran (Duke University)
Helen Milner (Princeton University)
Masooda Bano (University of Oxford)
Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University)
Jane Menon (University of Michigan)
Erik Meyersson (Stockholm School of Economics)
Counting Islamists: Regression Discontinuity Meets Election Forensics
Alan Mikhail (Yale University)
Christopher Paik (New York University-Abu Dhabi)
Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University)
Stuart Borsch (Assumption College)
Carolyn Warner (Arizona State University)