On April 8th and 9th, 2011, Harvard University is hosting a conference titled Islam and Muslim Societies: An Analytical Examination. This conference will cover a variety of themes including Islamic beliefs and financial markets, political participation and competition in modern Islam, conflict in the Muslim world, and Islam and institutional change.
This event will feature scholars of the Muslim world from a variety of disciplines all of whom share a commitment to analytically-oriented scholarship of Muslim societies and their institutions.
For more information, please contact Nirvana Abou-Gabal at firstname.lastname@example.org
|FRIDAY APRIL 8, 2011*|
|3:00PM - 4:30PM||States and Rulers
Session Chair: Timur Kuran
|4:40PM - 6:15PM||Growth and Institutions
Session Chair: Eric Chaney
|6:45PM||Dinner (by invitation)
|SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2011|
|8:30AM - 10:00AM||Islamic Beliefs and Financial Markets
Session Chair: Mahmoud El-Gamal
|10:15AM - 11:45AM||Endogenous Beliefs
Session Chair: Murat Iyigun
|12:00PM - 1:00PM||Lunch|
|1:00PM - 3:15PM||Violence and Conflict
Session Chair: Lisa Blaydes
|3:30PM - 5:00PM||Political Participation and Competition
Session Chair: Tarek Masoud
* Dubai Initiative Conference on Friday Morning
All 'Islam and Muslim Societies' attendees are invited to attend two morning sessions and a lunch sponsored by the Dubai Initiative. Attendees may sit in on the following sessions at the Charles Hotel:
|10:00 - 11:00 am||Opening Session/Keynote Addresses
Nick Burns, Dean Ellwood and Anwar Gargash (UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs)
|11:15am - 12:30pm||Political Transformation in the Arab World: Economics, Democracy, and Change
Tamim Al-Barghouti, Amaney Jamal, Tarek Masoud, Helga Tawil Souri
|12:30 - 2:00pm||Lunch|
Harvard University will cover the travel and lodging expenses of all conference presenters. Please follow the instructions below for booking your flights and hotel room:
You should book your plane tickets through Harvard Travel. Please call 617-496-8000 and inform them of your preferred travel dates and times. When you call, please reference meeting number HVDBOS83 before making the reservation.
Harvard University will pay for flights up to the limits below:
- Participants from the West Coast: $700
- Participants from the East Coast, Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southern states: $500
- Participants from outside the United States: $1,500
Please book your flights as soon as possible to ensure that you are able to find tickets within the above mentioned price range. If you are unable to find a ticket within these price guidelines, please contact Nirvana (email@example.com).
We can only pay for economy-class travel.
Conference presenters will be staying at the Best Western Hotel Tria, located at 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138 (www.hoteltria.com).
We have negotiated a rate of $135 per night (plus 14.45% tax charge).You must make your reservations before March 2nd in order to secure this rate. Harvard University is unable to pay for higher room costs due to a delay in making reservations.
To make reservations, please contact Nirvana (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible to let her know if you will need a hotel room during your stay in Cambridge, and the number of nights you will require.
In order to be reimbursed for the cost of traveling by taxi, please mail original receipts to the following address after the conference:
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
A limited amount of travel funding is available for post-doctorate and graduate students working within the social sciences on Islamic, Middle Eastern and South-Asian themes who are interested in attending this conference.
Graduate students interested in applying should contact Nirvana Abou-Gabal (email@example.com) for additional information.