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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, offered a seminar on Islam and feminism, including some of her own work on both, at the 17th annual session of the NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI) in St. Petersburg, Russia, from July 15-August 2nd. The seminars are taught by invitation only with the faculty coming mostly from the U.S. and the students primarily from the Russian Federation. In all, though, sixty four countries have been represented during NYI's history. This year, the students came from thirteen, including, for the first time, Iran, Saudi Arabia and S. Africa. http://www.nyi.spb.ru/
Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, gave a workshop and a series of invited talks in the UK in connection with the release of a revised edition of her book, Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an (U.K., Saqi, 2019). The hosts and venues included New Horizons in British Islam (London, July 2); Arab British Center (London, July 3); Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Aga Khan University (London, July 4); Iqbal Center for Critical Muslim Studies, University of Leeds (Leeds, July 5); and the Bradford Literature Festival (Bradford, July 6). At the BLF, she gave a lecture and also participated in an interfaith panel on Navigating Religious Patriarchy.