General Shunji Izutsu, Air Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self-Defense Force; HKS ’01; Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations (2001-02).
Saadia M. Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor, Jackson School of International Studies; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science; Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of Washington.
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Faculty Associate (emeritus). Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School.
Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
12:30PM–2:00PM EDT | Panel 4: Shi'a Confessional Identities and Politics in the Middle East
"Remarks on Historical and Religious Foundations of the Alevi-Sunni Conflict in Contemporary Turkey" Riza Yildirim, PhD Candidate, Emory University.
"Shi’i Families in Provincial Iran: Everyday Piety in and Beyond State Power" Rose Wellman, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
"The Importance of the Concept of the Zaydi Imamate in the Context of the Current War in Yemen" Alexander Weissenburger, PhD Candidate, Austrian Academy of Sciences.
"The Alawites of Syria: Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi'ism" Joshua Landis, Sandra Mackey Chair and Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies, University of Oklahoma.
Hussein Kalout, Associate, Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs. Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Harvard University.
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