Piety in Time: Contemporary Islamic Political Practices in the Middle East

A public lecture by Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Lisa Wedeen is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.  She specializes in comparative politics, the Middle East, political theory, and feminist theory. In addition to numerous articles, Wedeen is the author of Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999) and is currently working on a book on political identity-formation in contemporary Yemen.




This lecture is part of a colloquium held under the auspices of the Center for Near Eastern Studies, and conducted in conjunction with a graduate seminar on Islam and Political Regimes taught by Leonard Binder, Professor of Political Science.  Each week the colloquium will consider the political regime in one Muslim country, focusing on state policy and the political forces associated with Islamic interests, organizations, and movements.  The lectures will be open to the University community and will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm.

Cost : Free

Peter Szanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455


Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Political Science