Project on Shi'ism Symposium on Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi'ism


Thursday, April 8, 2021, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Symposium on Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi'ism"

Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)

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 YildirimPhD Candidate, Emory University.

  • "Shi’i Families in Provincial Iran: Everyday Piety in and Beyond State Power"
    Rose WellmanAssistant Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn.

  • "The Importance of the Concept of the Zaydi Imamate in the Context of the Current War in Yemen"
    Alexander WeissenburgerPhD Candidate, Austrian Academy of Sciences.

  • "The Alawites of Syria: Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi'ism"
    Joshua LandisSandra 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 KaloutAssociate, Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs. Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Harvard University.

For more information on the symposium and to view the full schedule, please visit the symposium website.