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March 27, 2009

04/01/09 talk by Dru Gladney: "Whither Islam in China? Post-9/11 and Post-Olympics Developments"

Date: 04/01/2009
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 1636 International Institute, 1080 South University

Whither Islam in China? Post-9/11 and Post-Olympics Developments
A talk by Dru C. Gladney, President, Pacific Basin Institute, Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College

Dru C. Gladney is President of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College, a research foundation widely recognized for its work enhancing understanding among the nations of the Pacific Rim. He is the author of four books and more than 50 academic articles and book chapters on topics spanning the Asian continent. He also holds a position as a Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College.

Gladney is a frequent commentator on CNN and other news media. Among his numerous books, Gladney’s most recent is Dislocating China: Muslims, Minorities, and Other Subaltern Subjects (University of Chicago Press, 2004). He is also the author of: Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People's Republic (2nd edition 1996) and Ethnic Identity in China: The Making of a Muslim Minority Nationality (1998); and the editor of Making Majorities: Constituting the Nation in Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Fiji, Turkey, and the U.S. (1998). Gladney’s publications have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Turkish and German.

Gladney has held faculty positions and post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University; the University of Southern California; Kings College, Cambridge; and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has been a consultant to the Soros Foundation, Ford Foundation, World Bank, Getty Museum, Asian Development Bank, National Academy of Sciences, European Center for Conflict Prevention, U.N. High Commission on Refugees, and UNESCO. He received his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle. Most recently, Dr. Gladney has served as a Global Agenda Council member at the World Economic Forum in Dubai, where he helped set the agenda for the upcoming Davos meetings.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Center for Chinese Studies.

Posted by zzhu at March 27, 2009 01:34 AM