As the European powers expanded their territorial control over the Islamic world, their methods of imperial and colonial governance led them to engage with a variety of Islamic religious practices. One of the most important of these was the Hajj. From the mid-nineteenth century to the era of decolonization, hundreds of thousands of Muslim subjects in the European empires travelled to the Hijaz to perform this important religious ritual.
Professor Youngmin Kim is widely published on the topicis of poetry, poetics, and transnationalism, with special focus on British and Irish literature, and Irish and Scottish Romanticism. As President of the influential English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK) in 2012, he organized the ELAK International Conference, "Border, Translation, and What Then?" He is the Editor-in Chief of the Journal of English Language and Literature sponsored by the Korean National Research Foundation.
Calum Turvey, Agricultural Finance, reveals how Chinese farmers might respond if the Chinese government legalized the purchase and sale of land use rights to boost rural development and support urbanization. Based on his paper published in the Journal of Comparative Economics, Turvey examines how livelihood choices, labor substitution, market infrastructure, a lack of property right protections, entrepreneurship, bureaucracy and political will would influence a land use rights program.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Hunger: An Etymology of Food Policy, Nick Cullather, History, Indiana University-Bloomington
Footprint Technopolitics and the Greening of Big Food, Susanne Freidberg, Geography, Dartmouth College
Government 3553: "Issues Behind the News: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Current Events."
From Ithaca to The Hague: Advancing Global Justice at the International Courts
Steven Koh ‘08
Fellow at the American Society of International Law in DC
Religious slaughter of animals, circumcision, and the wearing of clothing that signals one’s religious identity are all being challenged in western society. The first of these challenges to the Muslim and Jewish communities is often framed politically as a conflict between good animal welfare and religious freedoms. It is always a difficult balancing act to determine the appropriate borders of religious freedom, but this certainly becomes harder for minority communities in Europe and Australasia when the scientific community misuses science to further personal and political agendas.
What is it like to write a biography of someone about whom there is not much concrete evidence, but an abundance of innuendo and blame? Roxelana, “the Russian woman”, was the slave concubine of the Ottoman Sultan Suleyman I (“the Magnificent”), who freed her and made her his wife. He broke multiple precedents to do so. Known as “Hurrem” among the Ottomans, she was blamed for Suleyman’s most controversial acts, while at the same time she was a great patron of charitable foundations built across the empire.