Chiangmai Workshop Program

(download pdf here)

“Politics of Religious Freedom:

Contested Norms and Local Practices in South and Southeast Asia”

 Henry Luce Foundation Initiative on Religion and International Affairs

  December 14-15, 2011


Peter Danchin, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, & Winnifred Fallers Sullivan


Wednesday, December 14

0900 – 1000          Coffee and pastries will be served in the meeting room (located on the second level of the hotel).


Saba Mahmood, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

1100 – 1300          PANEL I:  The Big Picture

– Chair/discussant: Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Robert Yelle, History of Religion, University of Memphis

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Professor of Political Science, Thammasat University, Senior Research Fellow, Toda Institute for Peace and Global Research

1300 – 1500          LUNCH –Chedi restaurant private room

1500 – 1700          PANEL II:  Views from the Field

– Chair/discussant: Saba Mahmood

 Flavia Agnes, (Advocate) co-founder of MAJLIS, a Mumbai-based legal and cultural resource centre

 Suneetha Achyuta, Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies

 Ratna Kapur, Global Professor of Law, Jindal Global Law School, and Faculty, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

1830-2200               DINNER – Please join us for dinner at Cafe de Nimman. 

Plan to arrive at the hotel reception area at 18:20.  Vans will leave at 18:30.  We will be sitting outside so you may want to bring an extra layer depending on the weather.

Thursday, December 15

0900 – 1000          Coffee and pastries will be served in the meeting room (located on the second level of the hotel).

1000 – 1200          PANEL III:  Ethnographic / historical perspectives

– Chair/discussant: Peter Danchin

 Nandini Chatterjee, Lecturer in History, School of Humanities and Performing Arts, University of Plymouth

 Asad Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Social Anthropology Program, Harvard University

1200 – 1400          LUNCH – Chedi restaurant private room

1400 – 1600          OPEN DISCUSSION

– Chair/discussant: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Mark Tamthai, Director of the Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace, Payap University

Charles Keyes, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and International Studies, University of Washington

 Samia Huq, BRAC Development Institute (BDI), BRAC University

– Rapporteur:  Ben Schonthal, History of Religions, University of Chicago

1830 – 2200          DINNER – Please join us for dinner at The Gallery.

We have reserved vans for those who would like to ride to the restaurant.  These vans will depart from the front of the hotel at 18:50.  For those who would like to walk to the restaurant (~16 minute walk), we will leave around 1830.  We will be joined at dinner by several faculty members from Chiang Mai University.

Comments are closed.