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Oxford Political Thought

Welcome to Oxford Political Thought - the Oxford podcast where each week guest speakers working on Islam, politics, and history to discuss their cutting-edge research on political thought. Our guests will each speak for 20mins, one after the other and a Q&A discussion will follow. The series convenors are Professor Faisal Devji (St Antony's College, University of Oxford) and Dr Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford).

# Episode Title Description People Date
5 Law Professor Mohammad Fadel speaking on ‘The Protean Sovereign of Sunni Law’ and Professor Lena Salaymeh speaking on ‘Reconsidering the Political in Premodern Islam.' Mohammad Fadel, Lena Salaymeh 28 Apr 2022
4 Violence Nesrine Badawi speaking on ‘Debating Militancy in the Modern World’ and Murad Idris speaking on ‘Theorizing Colonialism, Capitalism, and Violence in an Islamist Key.' Nesrine Badawi, Murad Idris, Faisal Devji, Usaama al-Azami 08 Apr 2022
3 Sovereignty Neguin Yavari speaking on ‘Islamic imperatives and Islamic rulers’, Samy Ayoub speaking on ‘Law and the Exercise of Power: Debates on Political Legitimacy and Authority in the 19th - 20th centuries Egypt’. Neguin Yavari, Samy Ayoub, Faisal Devji, Usaama al-Azami 02 Mar 2022
2 Creative Commons Religion Madawi al-Rasheed speaking on ‘Islamic Reform in Saudi Arabia between “the Violence of the Minority and the Apathy of the Majority”. Pascal Menoret speaking on ‘Graveyard of Clerics’. Madawi al-Rasheed, Pascal Menoret, Faisal Devji, Usaama al-Azami 02 Mar 2022
1 Creative Commons Caliphate Elizabeth Alexandrin speaking on ‘Empire of the End Time: Fāṭimid Sovereignties in the 4th Century AH/11th Century CE’. Hüseyin Yilmaz speaking on ‘The Ottomans and the Question of the Caliphate'. Elizabeth Alexandrin, Hüseyin Yilmaz, Faisal Devji, Usaama al-Azami 01 Mar 2022