Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave a presentation at the first plenary session of the conference on "Re-imagining the Shari'a: Theory, Practice, and Muslim Pluralism," in Venice, Italy, on September 14th. The title of her paper was "The Qur'an, Shari'a, and Women's Rights."
Asma Barlas, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave the keynote address at the fourth annual Ramadan Iftar, organized by Turning Point for Women and Families in New York on August 29.
CSCRE would like to welcome Miranda Cady Hallett as the new Assistant Professor for Latino/Latina studies at Ithaca College for 2009/2010.
Professor of politics Asma Barlas, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, part of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, was invited by the Nordic Society for the Philosophy of Religion to give the keynote at its annual conference on Religion and the Politics of the Body at the University of Iceland, Reykjavek, on June 26.