Schedule

 

Faculty Conference - February 3

9:00 AM
Dean’s Welcome

Gerd Nonneman, Dean, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

9:15 AM
Keynote

Inter-Imperial Powerscapes
Laura Doyle, Professor, Department of English, University of Massachusetts–Amherst

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10:15 AM
Break

10:30 AM
Panel 1: Empire… Then and Now

Moderator— Brendan Hill, Associate Dean for Students and History Instructor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Native Informant: Versions of the Comprador Intellectual in Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East
Ian Almond, Professor of World Literature at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Language and Power
Nelly Hanna, Distinguished University Professor, The American University in Cairo

People and the Geographical Boundaries of Power: From the Roman to the British Empire and Beyond
Wendy James, Professor, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford

The Qing Dynasty: A “Chinese” Empire
James Reardon-Anderson, Sun Yat-sen Professor of Chinese Studies, Senior Associate Dean and Interim Dean, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

American Responses to the Ottoman Call for Jihad in 1914
Karine Walther, Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

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1:30 PM
Panel 2: Within and Beyond the Nation-State

Moderator— Rory Miller, Professor of Government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar 

Germany and the Power of Partnership
Jeffrey Anderson, Graf Goltz Professor and Director, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Department of Government and Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Islamist Populism in Turkey: How do Islamists Legitimate Themselves?
Birol Başkan, Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

​Kofi Annan: Transforming the Exercise of State Power in Africa
Gwendolyn Mikell, Professor of Anthropology, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

The Non-Reluctant Neo-Liberalist
Patricia Reynaud, Associate Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

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3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Film Screening: Hind's Dream

4:00 PM    
Panel 3: Empowering the Disempowered

Moderator— Firat Oruc, Assistant Professor of World Literature at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

The Power of Letters and Letters of Power
Rizwan Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Qatar University 

Favela (Crescent) Rising: Funkeiros, Orishas and Afro-Brazilian Protest
Hisham Aidi, Lecturer, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Empowering Idioms
Nouri Gana, Associate Professor, Departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California–Los Angeles

Blacklisted: Verbal Hygiene in a Globalized Arabic-Speaking World
Atiqa Hachimi, Assistant Professor, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto–Scarborough

Political Reservations for Minorities and its Impact on Economic Development
Nishith Prakash, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut

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Faculty Conference - February 4

9:00 AM 
Panel 4: Forging Knowledge and Culture

Moderator— Clyde Wilcox, Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University

Soft Power in the Digital Age: Culture in Circulation
Brian Edwards, Associate Professor, Department of English and Director, Program in Middle East and North African Studies (MENA), Northwestern University

The Lost Letters, Gandhi and Women’s History
Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of History, State University of New York–Oswego

Pashtun Ethnic Loyalty as a Political Resource in Pakistan and Afghanistan
Anatol Lieven, Professor of Government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Lived-Realities vs. Discourses on the Life of Women
Amira Sonbol, Professor of History and Chair at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion and Growth
Davide Ticchi, Professor, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies–Lucca

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11:30 AM Sherman Jackson keynote canceled
 

1:00 PM
​Panel 5: Muslims in A Global Perspective

Moderator— M. Reza Pirbhai, Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Foreign Influences on Domestic Institutional Change
Adeel Malik, Lecturer, Department of International Development, University of Oxford

How the Afghan Taliban Lost Their Religion
Alex Strick Van Linschoten, Author and Journalist; Ph.D. Candidate, War Studies Department, King’s College London

Studies on Madrassah Reform in Recent History: Observations on Knowledge and Global Power Operations
Mohammed Talib, Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of
Oxford

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