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

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


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


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Speaker Spotlight


Hüseyin Cicek

Deputy Head, Department of Islamic-Theological Studies, University of Vienna
M Sen

Mustafa Şen

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University