A historic symposium bringing together diverse voices from leading scholars of Shi’a thought and communities across Zaydi, Ismaili, Alevi, Alawite, Bektashi, & Twelver Ja'fari Muslim denominations and beyond at Harvard University.

Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs
Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Speaker Spotlight


Juan Cole

Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

Lecturer in Islamic and Middle East Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Keynote Address

"Shi'ism: Unity and Diversity"

Seyyed Hossein Nasr
University Professor of Islamic Studies, The George Washington University


April 5, 2021
11:00AM – 12:15PM EDT | 8:00AM - 9:15PM PST



All sessions will be held online via Zoom. The symposium is free and open to the public. Register below:


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