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  • Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World | 11/01/16 (with live webcast) Shadi Hamid Islam, it can be argued, is "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state―and the vexing problem of religion's role in public life. How can this argument help us to understand the past and present of Islam? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Techniques of the Body | 11/03/16 (with live webcast) Mark A. Mazower, Constantine Giannaris SOLD OUT. Please sign up for the waitlist.
    Today, Greece is on the front line of two forms of bureaucratized inhumanity--the inhumanity of 21st century capital and the inhumanity of mass flight from war. "Techniques of the Body," a film made from the stories of historian Mark Mazower and the artistic perspective of filmmaker Constantine Giannaris, looks at the past and present of Greek society. It explores the memory of war, exile, and massive population movements and asks how we might respond to their impact in the present. Join us for a special screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with the two filmmakers. (U.S. Global Engagement Program)

  • Perceptions of Muslims and Islam in the United States in Light of the Presidential Election | 11/10/16 (with live webcast) Juan Cole, Shibley Telhami Attitudes toward Muslims and Islam have been a front-and-center topic of the 2016 election campaign. Following just days after the election of a new president, two of our foremost scholars and expert commentators on Islam in America will discuss the likely fall-out of the election, discussing both public attitudes toward Muslims and perceptions of Muslims themselves as to how they and their faith are viewed in the United States.(U.S. Global Engagement Program)
  • Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know | 11/29/16 (with live webcast) Jerry Kaplan Over the coming decades, artificial intelligence will profoundly impact the way we live, work, wage war, educate our young, and care for our elderly. It is likely to greatly increase our aggregate wealth, but it will also upend our labor markets, reshuffle our social order, and strain our private and public institutions. Can a machine be held accountable for its actions? Should intelligent systems enjoy independent rights and responsibilities, or are they simple property? (Public Affairs Program)
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