9 episodes

Welcome to Oxford Political Thought - the Oxford podcast where each week guest speakers working on Islam, politics, and history to discuss their cutting-edge research on political thought. Our guests will each speak for 20mins, one after the other and a Q&A discussion will follow. The series convenors are Professor Faisal Devji (St Antony's College, University of Oxford) and Dr Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford).

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Welcome to Oxford Political Thought - the Oxford podcast where each week guest speakers working on Islam, politics, and history to discuss their cutting-edge research on political thought. Our guests will each speak for 20mins, one after the other and a Q&A discussion will follow. The series convenors are Professor Faisal Devji (St Antony's College, University of Oxford) and Dr Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford).

    Friendship

    Friendship

    Associate Professor Nuha al-Sha’ar speaking on ‘Friendship in Islamic Ethical Political Thought: Foundations and Modern Implications’ // Associate Professor SherAli Tareen speaking on ‘Debating Hindu-Muslim Friendship After Empire’ Speakers:
    Associate Professor Nuha al-Sha’ar, Institute of Ismaili Studies and American University of Sharjah
    Associate Professor SherAli Tareen, Franklin & Marshall College

    The series convenors are Professor Faisal Devji (Faculty of History) and Dr Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) of the University of Oxford.

    We hope you enjoy Oxford Political Thought podcast, hosted by the Oxford Middle East Centre. Follow the activities of our Middle East Centre by signing up to receive our weekly newsletter via mec@sant.ox.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter @OxfordMEC

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Left

    The Left

    Fadi Bardawil speaking on ‘Nation, Class, Community: Milestones on the path of the 1960s Lebanese New Left’. Nadia Bou Ali  speaking on ‘Is the Heart for the East and Reason for the West? Mehdi Amel’s Critique of Edward Said’. Speaker(s):
    Associate Professor Fadi Bardawil (Duke University).
    Associate Professor Nadia Bou Ali (American University in Beirut).
    Convenor:
    Professor Faisal Devji (Faculty of History, University of Oxford) and Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Dissent

    Dissent

    Valerie Hoffman speaking on Charges of Radicalism: Ibāḍī–Wahhābī Polemics and Articulations of Identity. Convenors: Professor Faisal Devji (Faculty of History, University of Oxford) and Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Religion II

    Religion II

    Professor Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Northwestern University) speaking on 'Decolonizing the category of religion' and Dr Rushain Abbasi (Stanford University) speaking on 'Regulating Religion in Premodern Islamic Governance'. The series convenors are Professor Faisal Devji (St Antony’s College, University of Oxford) and Dr Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford). Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Law

    Law

    Professor Mohammad Fadel speaking on ‘The Protean Sovereign of Sunni Law’ and Professor Lena Salaymeh speaking on ‘Reconsidering the Political in Premodern Islam.'

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Violence

    Violence

    Nesrine Badawi speaking on ‘Debating Militancy in the Modern World’ and Murad Idris speaking on ‘Theorizing Colonialism, Capitalism, and Violence in an Islamist Key.'

    • 1 hr 25 min

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