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The Indian Ocean World Symposium 2016

April 25, 2016

COMMERCE WITH THE UNIVERSE” HISTORIES, CONNECTIVITIES, IMAGININGS

the indian ocean world is a symposium on the remapping of the indian ocean world as seen through the lens of mobility, maritime history, slavery, aesthetic and cultural exchanges and diasporic circularities.

 8.30 a.m.

  Registration and Breakfast

9.00  a.m.

Welcome and Introduction – Amira Sonbol, Faculty Chair, Georgetown University in Qatar

9.15 a.m.

PANEL 1 COMMERCE WITH THE UNIVERSE: A DISCUSSION WITH GAURAV DESAI
PANEL CHAIR:
Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, Georgetown University in Qatar, School of Foreign Service
SPEAKER:
Gaurav Desai, Tulane University
DISCUSSANTS:
Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania
Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College

11:00 a.m Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.

PANEL 2 NARRATING THE INDIAN OCEAN

PANEL CHAIR: 
Uday Chandra, Georgetown University in Qatar, School of Foreign Service

SPEAKERS:
Lauren Minsky, New York University Abu Dhabi
Commerce and the Cult of Khizr: A Sacred Geography of Healing in the Indian Ocean World

Nisha Mathew, National University of Singapore
Writing Indian Ocean History after Empire: Some Pointers from the Persian Gulf

Ahmad Sikainga, Ohio State University
The Representation of Slavery in Literature and Popular Culture in Arabia and the Gulf

Fr. Thomas Michel, Georgetown University
The Influence of Ottoman Scholars on Southeast Asian Muslims: 16th-18th Centuries

 

DISCUSSANTS:
Jim Reardon-Anderson, Georgetown University
Sandra Richards, Northwestern University in Qatar

1:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1.30 p.m.

PANEL 3 THE CHANGING SECURITY LANDSCAPE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD

PANEL CHAIR: 
Harry Verhoeven, Georgetown University in Qatar, School of Foreign Service

 

SPEAKERS:
Simon Layton, University of London
Piracy and Empire in the Indian Ocean World

Berouk Mesfin, Institute for Security Studies
Shifting Security Dynamics in the Western Indian Ocean: The View from Ethiopia

David Michel, Stimson Centre
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Environment and Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region

Anatol Lieven, Georgetown University in Qatar, School of Foreign Service
Violence in South Asia: Back to the Future?

DISCUSSANT:
Harry Verhoeven, Georgetown University in Qatar, School of Foreign Service

4:00 p.m.  COFFE BREAK
4:15 p.m. WRAP UP AND CLOSING REMARKS
6:00 p.m. DINNER

Details

Date:
April 25, 2016
Event Category:

Organizer

School of Foreign Services in Qatar

Venue

Georgetown SFS Qatar
Qatar Foundation
Doha, Qatar
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Website:
http://firij.georgetown.domains/

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