Scholarly Publications

Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient

May 2010

Though Alexander the Great lived more than seventeen centuries before the onset of Iberian expansion into Muslim Africa and Asia, he loomed large in the literature of late medieval and early modern...

A Memorandum for the President of the Royal Audiencia and Chancery Court of the City and Kingdom of Granada

November 2007

Conquered in 1492 and colonized by invading Castilians, the city and kingdom of Granada faced radical changes imposed by its occupiers throughout the first half of the sixteenth century—including...

Covert Gestures: Crypto-Islamic Literature as Cultural Practice in Early Modern Spain

May 2005

The first cultural analysis of the secret literature of sixteenth-century Spain’s Muslim communities.Covert Gestures reveals how the traditional Islamic narratives of the moriscos both shaped and...

Other Publications

Wer hilft den Opfern?

August 2011

Der diesjährige "Freedom in the World"-Bericht des Forschungsinstituts "Freedom House" weist bereits zum fünften Jahr in Folge auf einen alarmierenden Rückgang von Freiheit, Demokratie und Achtung...

Who is Charlie?

January 2015

In the aftermath of the fatal attacks on the cartoonists of Charlie Hebo, TEC affiliate faculty Cécile Alduy explores the French reaction to the violence in light of the competing ideologies of an...

The Wrong Way to Stop Terrorism

February 2017

On January 27, true to his campaign promise to suspend Muslim immigration, U.S.


Problems of membership: Seeking solutions to expansion, integration, and intervention in globalized Europe

August 2007

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) achieved two major goals in 2006-2007, by developing FCE into a trans-Atlantic hub for policy and academic leaders and guiding research affiliates to answer...

Multiyear study of the challenges to European Union integration and crisis intervention

January 2007

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) continues a multiyear study of the challenges facing European Union integration and global crisis intervention.

Ethnicity in today's Europe

September 2008

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) is sponsoring long-term research on questions of European integration.

Old Events

The War on Terror Revisited

May 10, 2006

Co-Sponsored with the Humanities Center Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair. His most recent book is Thomas Jefferson: Author of America.

Europe Now: Integration, Society, and Islam in a New Europe

November 2, 2006

Cosponsored by the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Abbasi Program in Islamic StudiesDaniel Cohn-Bendit was born in France and spent his childhood in Paris.

The Shia Revival and Politics of Change in the Middle East

February 2, 2007

Hosted by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.