Religion, Politics and Development in Muslim Societies

2018 - Hilary Term: The following seminars will be held at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Marston Road, during Hilary Term 2018 on Wednesdays at 5.00 pm unless otherwise indicated. All welcome. (Click to download a poster.)

Oil Markets and the Political Economy of Reform in Saudi Arabia

Professor Bassam Fattouh, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Religion and the Rise and Fall of Islamic Science

Professor Eric Chaney, University of Oxford

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Islam Instrumentalised: Religion and Politics in Historical Perspective

Professor Jean-Philippe Platteau, University of Namur

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

What Does the Global Shift in Economics Power mean for Smaller States? Implications of China's Belt and Road Initiative

Professor Danny Quah, National University of Singapore

Monday, 5 February 2018

How Much do Doctrinal Debates and the Early Historical Disputes Matter in Sunni-Shi’i Relations?

Dr Toby Matthiesen, University of Oxford

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Explaining Political Order and Disorder in Pakistan’s Northwest

Dr Adnan Naseemullah, King's College London

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Foreign Aid and State Building in a Fragile Context: Afghanistan after 9/11

Dr Nemat Bizhan, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Exploring a New Research Frontier: What Can Randomized Control Trials Tell Us About Islamic Finance?

Professor Simon Quinn, University of Oxford

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Trade and Tolerance: Evidence from South Asia

Professor Saumitra Jha, Stanford University

Friday, 23 March 2018