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American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies 2010 Annual Conference

Villanova University

 

Friday, April 9, 2010

 

9:00-9:15 a.m. – Welcome to participants by Robert Hazan, Vice President of

ACSIS, and Hafeez Malik, Founder and Executive Director of ACSIS

 

9:15-11:15 a.m. - Panel 1:  The State and Islam in South and Southwest Asia

 

Robert Hazan, Metropolitan State College of Denver – Chair

 

Grace Clark, U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan - "Pakistan's policies on Aging"

Nadia Shaeb, American University - "Enlightenment in Dark Days:  Javed Ghamdi"s Message on Jihad, the State, and the Taliban"

Kazemi-Moussav, University of Maryland - "Islamic Law and the Failure of the Iranian Model"

Robert Hazan, Metropolitan State College of Denver - “The Rise of Religious Orthodoxy in Turkish Politics:  2002-2010”

 

11:30-12:30 p.m. - Panel 2:  Literature and Poetry in South Asia

 

Janet Powers, Gettysburg College – Chair

 

Janet Powers, Gettysburg College - "The Marriage Metaphor in South Asian Devotional Poetry"

Steve Fink, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - "A Timely Transition:  The Secularization of Qawwali in India and Pakistan"

 

12:30-1:30 p.m. – LUNCH BREAK

 

1:30-3:15 p.m. - Panel 3:  Indian Muslims before and after Independence

 

Theodore Wright, Jr., State University of New York, Albany - Chair

 

Tanweer Fazal, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi - "Minority "Rights and the Nationalist Doctrine in India:  Contest and Coalescence in the Public Sphere"

Theodore Wright, Jr., State University of New York, Albany - “Deradicalization of Jamaat-i-Islami-i Hind compared to Jamaat-i-Islami-i Pakistan

Athar Murtuza, Seton Hall University - “Educated Islam in Hyderabad before Partition”

 

3:30-4:30 p.m. - Panel  4:  Sufi  Islam in South Asia

 

Steve Fink, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Chair

 

Daanish Faruqi, Washington University, St. Louis - "After the Sepoy Rebellion:  South Asian Sufism and the Reassertion of Indo-Muslim Identity"

Mir Ghulam Mustafa Talpur, Peace & Progress Welfare Society, Hyderabad - "Sufi Islam:  A Strong Source of "Faith based Diplomacy in South Asia"

 

6:30-8:00 p.m. – DINNER

Hafeez Malik, Villanova University - “The Mission and History of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies”

 

 

Saturday, April 10, 2010

 

9:15-10:45 a.m. - Panel 5:  Muslim Education in South Asia

Mashal Saif, Duke University - "Forming Ideal Muslim Subjects:  Education and Edification in Madrasas in Colonial India and Beyond"

Nathaniel Davis, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - "From Colonialism to Neo-Colonialism:  Nationalism, Islam, and the Cultural Framing of Conflicts in Afghanistan"

Ilyse Morgenstein-Fuerst, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - "Religion, Islam, and Religious Studies:  How Examining South Asian Muslim Kings can help Broaden ‘Religion’ and Fix Eurocentric Definitions"

 

11:00-12:30 p.m. - Panel  6:  Islam in Indonesia

 

Gisela Webb, Seton Hall University – Chair

 

(Gisela Webb’s panel of graduate students)

1:00-3:00 p.m. – ACSIS BOARD MEETING