Narratives of Order: Rethinking Global Political Thought

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Nador u. 15
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:30pm
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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:30pm to Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Rethinking Global Political Thought

Central European University (CEU)

May 24-26, 2018


May 24, Thursday – Venue: CEU N15 room 106

15:30-17:30 – Narratives of Governance:

Andrew March (Harvard University and Law School): Post-Sovereigntist Islamist Thought: Pluralism, Consensus, Law

Albert Kasanda (Czech Academy of Sciences): The African Youth Civic Movements and Governance

May 25, Friday – Venue: CEU N15 room 106

10:00-12:00 – Rethinking (Non-)Domination

Jun-Hyeok Kwak (Sun Yat-sen University): Reappraisal of Tianxia (All under Heaven) with Nondomination

Rinku Lamba (Jawaharlal Nehru University & Justitia Amplificata, Goethe University): Beyond East and West? An Analysis of the Views of Rabindranath Tagore

14:00-16:00 – Narratives of Tradition and Community:

Nadia Al-Bagdadi (CEU): Narratives of Order in Arab Thought: the Case of Placing Gender

Cemil Aydin (University of North Carolina): Imagining Ummah as a Narrative and a Political Space, 1880s to 1980s

16:30-17:30 – Narratives of Space:

Sanjay Kumar (CEU): Narratives of Displaced Spaces:  Gandhi and Ray’s Imaginations of the Rural in Indian Political  Thought and Cinema

May 26, Saturday – Venue: CEU N15 room 106

10:00-12:00 – Narratives of a Golden Age:

Alexandra Medzibrodszky (CEU): The Early Church as a Social and Political Ideal in Russian Orthodox Thought

Bettina Koch (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University): HākimiyyaContested: Past Experiences and        Contemporary Debates on the Quest for an Islamic State

14:00-16:00 – Narratives of Power:

Sara Marzagora (SOAS): Refashioning the Ethiopian Monarchy in the 19th and 20th Century: an Intellectual History

Ute Falasch (CEU): Perceptions of Legitimate and Just Rule: Narratives from 15th Century North-India

16:30-17:30 – Rethinking concepts:

Loubna El Amine (Northwestern University): Outside (European) Feudalism: Political Order in Pre-modern China


The event is open to public. Please RSVP to event coordinator Alexandra Medzibrodszky at