Dr. Salah Chafik’s research is inspired by the age-old question and notion of ‘living and doing good’ or السعادة القصوى (eudaimonia). He studies the pursuit & understanding of public value creation beyond a global Western paradigm, focusing on purpose-driven indigenous institutions rooted in Islam. In particular, he is interested in the role of these institutions in delivering public services to, taking on challenges for, and shaping the business and wider socio-economic environment of their communities.
The seminar led by Dr. Raphaela Schweiger will delve into the profound impacts of digitalization and technological advancements on migration and refugee policies. In a world shaped by rapid technological change, this seminar offers an exploration of the evolving landscape, both globally and in some specific cases in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Technology has already begun reshaping the experiences of migrants, refugees, and those on the move.
Ayse Zarakol is Professor of International Relations at the University of Cambridge and a Politics Fellow at Emmanuel College. Her research is at the intersection of IR and historical sociology, focusing on East-West relations in the international system, history and future of world order(s), conceptualizations of modernity and sovereignty, rising and declining powers, and Turkish politics in a comparative perspective.
Cosponsored by the Fox International Fellowship
This talk by Professor Farha Ternikar explores the significance of foodways for Muslim Indian immigrant women in the United States. As an Indian Muslim researcher, mindful of her insider-outsider status, she uses participant observation with Muslim South Asian American women in Tampa to do this research together in the community. Immigration continues to be a debated issue across the US, but especially in states like Florida, where food can be used to understand how Muslim South Asian women navigate community and identity.
Alan Mikhail, Chace Family Professor of History, will be discussing his new book My Egypt Archive with Jonathan Wyrtzen, associate professor of Sociology, History, and International Affairs.
This workshop inaugurates a network of early career social scientists researching the racial and gendered dynamics of migration and bordering in the Global South. It emerges in response to the ongoing situation of anti-black and anti-immigrant violence in Tunisia, precipitated by statements President Saied made calling for the deportation of sub-Saharan African migrants and stoking racial violence against them. As scholars of the region point out, racialized discourses regarding sub-Saharan migration are not new to Tunisia nor new to North Africa at large.
The Jackson School of Global Affairs will host a conversation with Mark Ward, a former US Agency for International Development official and later the head of a medical NGO operating in Afghanistan, about his time managing the NGO’s operations in Afghanistan before and after the withdrawal.
The conversation will be moderated by Jackson Senior Fellow Robert Ford, a retired U.S. ambassador whose service included time in Syria.
Movie screening on Thursday, April 13th, 2023 (25mn) followed immediately by Q&A session (35mn).
The day before Kareem Khubchandani’s Franke Lecture in the Humanities (“Aunty Aesthetics, or More Ways to Be an Aunty”) they will perform a drag show as your favorite South Asian drag aunty, LaWhore Vagistan. Dr. Vagistan brings the nightclub to the classroom (and vice versa) to explain how critical social theory matters in queer nightlife. Touching on themes that include globalization, feminist theory, and Islamophobia, she stages the nightclub as a site of politics and pleasure.
Lecture & Q&A (6:00pm-7:30pm) in-person or livestreamed via YouTube; Reception to follow the lecture (7:30pm - 8:30pm) at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery (2nd floor).