Publications

  • Books

    World Literature, Transnational Cinema, Global Media: Towards a Transartistic Commons
    By Ella Shohat and Robert Stam
    Published by Routledge, 2019
    Related to the Transnational Film/Media Studies conference convened by Ella Shohat and Robert Stam in May 2014

    In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East
    Edited by Maurice A. Pomerantz and Evelyn Birge Vitz
    Published by NYU Press, 2017
    Related to the Courts and Performance in the Premodern Middle East conference convened by Maurice Pomerantz and Evelyn Birge Vitz in February 2012

    In recent decades, scholars have produced much new research on courtly life in medieval Europe, but studies on imperial and royal courts across the Middle East have received much less attention, particularly for courts before 1500AD. In the Presence of Power, however, sheds new light on courtly life across the region. This insightful, exploratory collection of essays uncovers surprising commonalities across a broad swath of cultures.

    Attention, Not Self
    by Jonardon Ganeri
    Published by Oxford University Press, 2017  
    Related to the Virtues of Attention workshop convened by Jonardon Ganeri in December 2017

    Jonardon Ganeri presents an account of mind in which attention, not self, explains the experiential and normative situatedness of human beings in the world. Attention consists in an organization of awareness and action at the center of which there is neither a practical will nor a phenomenological witness.

    Classical Arabic Literature: A Library of Arabic Literature Anthology
    by Geert Jan Van Gelder
    Published by NYU Press, 2012
    Related to Library of Arabic Literature convened by Philip Kennedy in March 2010

    Both entertaining and informative, Classical Arabic Literature ranges from the early Bedouin poems with their evocation of desert life to refined urban lyrical verse, from tender love poetry to sonorous eulogy and vicious lampoon, and from the heights of mystical rapture to the frivolity of comic verse.

  • Edited Books

    Music in Arabia: Perspectives on Heritage, Mobility, and Nation
    Edited by Issa Boulos, Virginia Danielson, and Anne K. Rasmussen.
    Published by Indiana University Press, 2021.
    Related to Music as Cultural Heritage conference, 2017 convened by Virginia Danielson, NYUAD.

    The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress
    Edited by Harvey Molotch and David Ponzini
    Published by NYU Press, 2019
    Related to the Learning from Gulf Cities workshop convened by Harvey Motloch and Davide Ponzini in November 2017

    This book’s contributors place the new Arab urban in wider contexts of trade, technology, and design. Drawn from across disciplines and diverse home countries, they investigate how these cities import projects, plans and structures from the outside, but also how, increasingly, Gulf-originated initiatives disseminate to cities far afield.

    The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties: Between Protest and Nation-Building
    Edited by Chen Jian, Martin Klimke, Masha Kirasirova, Mary Nolan, Marilyn Young, and Joanna Waley-Cohen
    Published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2018
    Related to
    the Revisiting 1968 and the Global Sixties conference convened by Jian Chen, Masha Kirasirova, Martin Klimke, Mary Nolan, Joanna Waley-Cohen, and Marilyn Young in September 2016

    ‘This extraordinary collection is a game-changer. Featuring the cutting-edge work of over forty scholars from across the globe, The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties is breathtaking in its range, incisive in analyses, and revolutionary in method and evidence. Here, fifty years after that iconic "1968," Western Europe and North America are finally de-centered, if not provincialized, and we have the basis for a complete remapping, a thorough reinterpretation of the "Sixties."’ — Jean Allman

    Sustainability Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power
    Edited by Julie Sze
    Published by NYU Press, 2018
    Related to the Situating Sustainability: Urban Ecology and the Problem of Context workshop convened by Anne Rademacher in November 2010
     
    This volume tackles these questions, placing social justice and interdisciplinary approaches at the center of efforts for a more sustainable world. Contributors present empirical case studies that illustrate how
    sustainability can take place without contributing to social inequality.

    The Nomadic Object: The Challenge of World for Early Modern Religious Art
    Edited by Christine Göttler and Mia M. Mochizuki
    Published by
    Brill, 2017
    Related to The Nomadic Object: Early Modern Religious Art in Global Contact workshop convened by Christine Göttler and Mia M. Mochizuki in January 2016

    At the turn of the sixteenth century, the notion of world was dramatically being reshaped, leaving no aspect of human experience untouched. The Nomadic Object: The Challenge of World for Early Modern Religious Art examines how sacred art and artifacts responded to the demands of a world stage in the age of reform.

    Cosmopolitanisms
    Edited by Bruce Robbins and Paulo Horta
    Published by NYU Press, 2017
    Related to The Cosmopolitan Idea and National Sovereignty panel discussion convened by Homi Bhabha, Bruce Robbins, and Robert Young

    Featuring essays by major thinkers, including Homi Bhabha, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas Bender,  Leela Gandhi, Ato Quayson, and David Hollinger, among others, this collection asks what these plural cosmopolitanisms have in common, and how the cosmopolitanisms of the underprivileged might serve the ethical values and political causes that matter to their members.

    Moments of Silence: Authenticity in the Cultural Expressions of the Iran - Iraq War, 1980-1988
    Edited by Arta Khakpour, Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, and Shouleh Vatanabadi
    Published by
    NYU Press, 2016
    Related to the Moments of Silence: The Authentic Literary Narratives of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) conference convened by Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami and Shouleh Vatanabadi in March 2011

    Centering on novels, films, memoirs, and poster art that gave aesthetic expression to the Iran-Iraq War, the essays gathered in this volume present multiple perspectives on the war’s most complex and underrepresented narratives. These scholars do not naively claim to represent an authenticity lacking in official discourses of the war, but rather, they call into question the notion of authenticity itself.

    The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy
    Edited by Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz  
    Published by Oxford University Press, 2013
    Related to the Global Cost-Benefit Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities workshop convened by Richard L. Revesz and Oliver Harrison in October 2010  

    Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives
    Edited by Margaret Satterthwaite and Jayne Huckerby
    Published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
    Related to the Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives workshop convened by Margaret Satterthwaite and Jayne Huckerby

    Through this variegated human rights lens, the authors in this volume identify the spectrum and nature of rights violations arising in the context of gendered counter-terrorism and national security practices.

    Scheherazade’s Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights
    Edited by
    Philip Kennedy and Marina Warner
    Published by
    NYU Press, 2013
    Related to Scheherazade’s Children: A Conversation with Marina Warner convened by Paulo Horta and Marina Warner in conversation with Philip F. Kennedy

    Scheherazade’s Children gathers together leading scholars to explore the reverberations of the tales of the Arabian Nights across a startlingly wide and transnational range of cultural endeavors. The contributors, drawn from a wide array of disciplines, extend their inquiries into the book’s metamorphoses on stage and screen as well as in literature — from India to Japan, from Sanskrit mythology to British pantomime, from Baroque opera to puppet shows.

    Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development
    Edited by Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury, and Bryce Rudyk
    Published by NYU Press, 2009
    Related to the Climate Change: Finance Green Development conference convened by Richard Stewart and Benedict Kingsbury in May 2009

    Provides overview of institutions and policies for delivering public and private finance to developing countries for climate mitigation and adaptation.

    Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development
    Edited by Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury and Bryce Rudyk
    Published by NYU Press, 2009
    Related to the Climate Change: Finance Green Development conference convened by Richard Stewart and Benedict Kingsbury in May 2009

  • Book Chapters

    The Concept Mastery Explanation of Mary's New Knowledge
    Edited by Torin Alter 
    Published by Cambridge University Press, 2018
    Related to Consciousness and Semantic Externalism workshop convened by Gabriel Rabin in May 2017

    Chapter in an edited volume that explains how the notion of concept mastery interacts with Frank Jackson's famous knowledge argument involving Mary, a color-deprived neuroscientist who grows up in a black and white room.

    Enacting Exclusion in Contemporary Gulf Cities
    Edited by Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini
    Published by Sophie Watson (ed.) Spatial Justice in the City UK: Open University  
    Related to Learning from Gulf workshop Cities convened by Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini in November 2017 

    The authors use the emerging Gulf cities to open new agendas on how urban social sorting operates, including mechanisms of official exclusion along with creative "work-arounds" that facilitate exceptions and adaptation.

  • Journals

    "Introduction to Special Issue: Displaced Syrians"
    Journal of Refugee Studies, Volume 34, Issue 2, June 2021, Pages 1284–1290
    By Dawn Chatty, FBA
    Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration
    Oxford Department of International Development 
    University of Oxford  
    Published: 24 August 2021

    The articles presented here in this special issue on Displaced Syria emerged from a workshop held at The Institute of New York University in Abu Dhabi in March 2019. Its aims were to encourage an examination of the perceptions and aspiration of displaced Syrians and practitioners in hosting countries in the Levant, the Gulf, and in Europe with special attention to the voices of the displaced, their reimagining of home and homeland, and the emerging transnational sense of identity and belonging.

    "Postcolonial Studies and Arabic Literature"
    Edited by Wail Hassan and Robert JC Young
    Special issue published by Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 20 issue 2, 2018
    Related to
    the Postcolonial Studies and Modern Arabic Literature conference convened by Wail Hassan and Robert JC Young in April 2016

    "Maps of Misreading: Middle Eastern. NYU Literatures as World Literature"
    By Paulo Horta and Wen-Chin Ouyang
    Special Issue published by Middle Eastern Literatures, vol. 20.1, 2017
    Related to the World Literature and Translation conference convened by Paulo Horta and Philip Kennedy in December 2011

    "The First World War in the Middle East"
    Edited by Andrew Patrick and Valerie Deacon
    Special issue published by The First World War Studies, vol. 7, issue 1, 2016
    Related to
    the Peripheries of World War I conference convened by Valerie Deacon, Martin Klimke, and Andrew Patrick in May 2014

    "Tales That Travel"
    Edited by Ulrich Marzolph and Maurice Pomerantz
    Special issue published by Narrative Culture, vol. 2, issue 2, 2015
    Related to the Tales That Travel: Storytelling in Eurasia conference convened by Evelyn Birge Vitz and Maurice Pomerantz in February 2014

    "Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: A Global Epidemic"
    Edited by Kenneth D. Ward
    Special Issue published by Tobacco Control Journal, vol. 24, 2015
    Related to
    the First International Conference on Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking convened by Rima Nakkash and Scott Sherman in October 2013

    "Navigating Deterrence: Law, Strategy, and Security in the Twenty-First Century"
    By Zachary K. Goldman and Samuel Rascoff
    Published by
    NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, vol. 47, number 2, 2015
    Related to Iran, ISIS, and the Future of Gulf Security convened by William Fallon, Zachary Goldman, Suzanne Maloney, Elizabeth Rosenberg, and Steven Simon

    "Introduction: Transitional Justice Mechanisms for Somalia"
    Guest Edited by Fowsia Abdulkadir, Rahma Abdulkadir
    Published by Michigan State University Press, 2014. Northeast African Studies, Volume 14, Number 2, 2014, pp. 1-6 (Article)
    Related to The Somali Modern Nation-State's Rise, Failure, and Reconstruction conference convened by Rahma Abdulkadir in October 2011 

    Among the questions this special issue seeks to address are: (1) How can transitional justice be achieved in Somalia as it is today (i.e., in the absence of a functioning government in Somalia for twenty years)? (2) Who/ what outside of the state (central or local authorities) has the legitimacy to engage in processes of conflict resolution in general and in addressing crimes against humanity in particular?

    "The Rise, Fall and Reconstruction of the Modern Somali Nation State"
    Edited by Fowsia Abdulkadir and Rahma Abdulkadir
    Special issue published by Horn of Africa Journal, Vol. 30, 2012
    Related to The Somali Modern Nation-State's Rise, Failure and Reconstruction conference in October 2011

    "Africa and the Indian Ocean: Trade, Investments, Global Partnerships, and Lessons"
    Edited by Edward Kutsoati
    Guest Edited by Yaw Nyarko
    Published by African Finance & Economics Association, Journal of African Development, vol. 13 #1 & 2, 2011
    Related to the Africa-Arab Gulf Relationship conference convened by Yaw Nyarko in March 2009

    These issues were discussed in a series of presentations at the “Africa and the Indian Ocean” conference hosted by New York University in Abu Dhabi in March of 2010, and published in this volume. This paper provides an introduction to the papers in this volume from the 2010 conference.

    "Africa and the Gulf: A new economic and political alliance?"
    Edited by E. Wayne Nafziger
    Guest Edited by Yaw Nyarko and Silvana Melitsko
    Published by African Finance & Economics Association, Journal of African Development, vol. 12.1, 2010
    Related to the Africa-Arab Gulf Relationship conference convened by Yaw Nyarko in March 2009

    Does the relationship between the Arab Gulf and Africa hold the promise of greatly enhanced and mutually beneficial trade and investment? Can increased collaboration between the two regions increase the economic and political power and influence of each? Are there lessons to be learned from the comparative development of the two regions? This paper and the papers in this volume will present the case that in many instances the answers to the above questions are in the affirmative.

  • Papers

    From the "Normativity and Reasoning" series

    “Against the Taking Condition” (2016 workshop).
    By Jonathan Way
    This paper was published in the journal Philosophical Issues.

    “Aspiration as a Theory of Liberal Education” (2016 workshop)
    By Agnes Callard
    This paper is forthcoming in the journal Social Philosophy and Policy.

    "The Nature and Explanatory Ambitions of Metaethics" (2016 workshop)
    By David Plunkett
    This paper will service as the introduction in the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Metaethics.

    "The Role of Conceptual Ethics in Philosophical Reasoning and Argument" (2015 workshop)
    By David Plunkett
    This paper was published (under a different title) in the journal Inquiry

    "Agency and Normative Self-Governance" (2015 workshop)
    By Matthew Silverstein
    This paper was published in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, .2017

    "Reasons and Reasoning" (2015 workshop)
    By Jonathan Way
    This paper was published in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2018.

    "Evidence and Agency" (2014 workshop)
    By Berislav Marusic
    The material in this paper was incorporated into his book, Evidence and Agency (Oxford University Press, 2015).

    "Aspiration" (2014 workshop)
    By Agnes Callard
    This paper will be published as a chapter in Callard’s forthcoming book, Aspiration (Oxford University Press).

    "Time for Action" (2014 workshop)
    By David Velleman
    This paper was published as a chapter in the second edition of Velleman’s book, The Possibility of Practical Reason (Michigan Publishing, 2014).

    "Humanity as an End in Itself" (2013 workshop)
    by Julia Markovits
    Material in this paper was incorporated into Markovits’ book, Moral Reasons (Oxford University Press, 2014).

    "I Might Be Mistaken" (2013 Workshop)
    By Michael Ridge
    This paper was published in the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy

    "Why We Reason the Way We Do" (2013 Workshop)
    by Nishi Shah
    This paper was published in the journal Philosophical Issues

     

    "Ethics and Practical Reasoning" (2013 workshop)
    By Matthew Silverstein
    Material from this paper has been published in two separate articles, one in the journal Ethics and the other in the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy.

    "Three Conceptions of Agency" (2013 workshop)
    By Anton Ford
    This paper was published (under a different title) in the journal Noûs.

  • Performance

    Dia De Lua
    By Celina Charlier and Marcio Miele
    Produced by Marcio do Nascimento Miele and Celina Bordallo Charlier, 2013
    Related to An Evening of Song and Poetry performance by Celina Charlier and Marcio Miele in May 2013