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In October 2011, Professor Takim delivered the following two talks:

2011: "The Study of Shi'ite Islam in North American Universities," Conference held at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut

2011: “Shi’ism in the Post-911 World” London Middle East Institute, Conference held at al-Khu'i Foundation, conference held by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, and Center for the Academic Study of Shi'i Islam (CASS)

 

2011: "Myth or Reality: Ayatullah al-Khu'i and the Ten Readers of the Qur'an," Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco
 

2011: "The Study of Shi'ite Islam in North American Universities," Conference held at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut
 

2011: “Shi’ism in the Post-911 World” London Middle East Institute, Conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, England

 2011: “The Shi’i Minority in the American Diaspora” Conference held at the University of Isfahan

2011: "The Qur'an in the West," Universal Muslim Association of America, Toronto

 

2011: "Islamic Pluralism and the Challenge of Human Rights," Carleton University, Ottawa
 

2011: “Idealization or Realization; The Methodology of Ayatullah al-Khu’i in
Mu’jam al-Rijal," Conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies
(SOAS), London, England
 

2011: "Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights," University of Mary Washington
 

2011: "Islam in the American Diaspora: A Minority Perspective," McMaster University

 

 

 

2010: "Religion in Diaspora," University of Edinburgh, Scotland
 

2010: "Reformation or Reinterpretation: Rethinking Shi‘i Jurisprudence and Legal Methodology," al-Khoei Foundation, London, England
 

2010: “Imamology and the Shrine Culture in Twelver Shi’ism,” Liminal Deities of South Asia, Conference held at Niagara on the Lake, Canada
 

2010: "9/11 and the Shi'i Image," Universal Muslim Association of America, Washington
 

2010: "Messianism in the Monotheistic Traditions," Sixth Mahdiism Conference, Bright Future Institute, Tehran
 

2010: "Revival of Religious Thought: Ijtihad and the Re-evaluation of Classical Texts in Modern Times," 20th World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), University of Toronto
 

2010: “The Meta-Minority Complex: The Shi’i Experience in America” McMaster
University

 

 

 

2009: "A Minority with Diversity: The Shi‘i Experience in America" Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
 

 

2008: “Islam in the American University” Project on “Religion in the Academy” (RITA) Sponsored by the Lilly Foundation, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago
 

2008: “Revival of Religious Thought: The Re-evaluation of Classical Texts by
Contemporary Shi‘i Jurists” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago

 

2008: “Teaching Islam in a post 9/11 world” Symposium on Religion on the Secular University Campus, University of Denver
 

2008: “Islamic Sectarianism in the America Context” AMSS Conference at University of Nebraska, Omaha
 

2008: “Musa al-Sadr and the Impact of Modernity on Shi‘i Jurisprudence” Conference on: “The Shia, Modernity, and the Legacy of Musa al-Sadr.” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
 

2008: “Reformation or Reinterpretation: Islamic Law in America” AAR Great Plains Region Conference
 

2008: “From Conflict to Co-existence: The Application of Islamic Law in a Minority Context” Symposium at Carthage College

 

 

2007: “Preserving or Extending Boundaries: The Black Shi‘is of America” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego
 

2007: “Islamic Fundamentalism in America” Institute of Oriental Studies, Azerbaijan
 

2007: “Muslim Women in America” Islamic University, Baku, Azerbaijan

 

2007: “Muslim Life in America” American Studies Center of the Foreign Languages University, Baku, Azerbaijan

 

2007: “Institutionalization and the Politicization of American Islam,”
Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan

 

2007: “Interpretation of Islamic Sacred Texts in the American Diaspora,” Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan

 

2007: “A Minority within a Minority: The Black Shi‘is of America” Breaking
Apart the Monolith: The Many Ways of Being Muslim - A Conference Exploring the Dynamics of Muslim Identity in Today’s World held at Princeton University

 

2007: “ Revival of Religious Thought: Ijtihad and the Re-evaluation of Classical Texts in Modern Times” American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies

 

 

2006: “Gender and Islamic Civilization: The Contribution of Muslim Women to Islamic Sciences and Civilization” University of Isfahan, Tehran

 

2006: “The Religious Other in America: The Deterritorialization and Deculturation of American Muslims,” Symposium held at Colorado College, Colorado Springs

 

2006 “The Danish Cartoons in Islamic Hadith Literature.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Washington

 

2006 “Closing the Interpretive Process: Toward a New Qur’anic Hermeneutic.” University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

2006 “Women in the three Monotheistic Traditions and in Islamic Law,” Conference held in Tehran, Iran

 

2006 “Conversion and Proselytizing: Balancing Religious Freedom and Respect.” Symposium, University of Denver

 

2006 “Islam, the West and the Cartoon Controversy: Religious Sensitivities vs. Secular Liberties.” Symposium, University of Denver

 

2006 “The Ten Commandments in Islamic Exegetical Literature: A Comparative Perspective.” Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions at UW-Madison

 

2006 “The Indigenization of American Islam: Muslims in the American Diaspora.” USNorthcom Academic Conference

 

 

2005 “The Politicization of American Islam.” Politics and Religion in France and the United States, International Conference, Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies in association with the Department of Religion, Florida State University

 

2005 “American Muslims or Muslims in America: Muslims as the ‘Other’.” Eighth Annual Honors Conference, Metro State College, Denver

 

2005 “The Power of Islamic Sacred Texts Today.” Religious Leadership Conference, Iliff School of Theology, Denver

 

 

2004 “Discovering the Hidden Treasure: Creation in the Islamic Tradition.” Third Furlong Memorial Lecture, “Creation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” symposium, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Canada

 

2004 “Human Rights in the Qur’an and Shari‘a: A Comparative Perspective.”  University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

2004 “Muslim Youth at the Crossroads: Advancing into the Twenty-First Century.” Islamic Social Services Association Conference, Toronto, Canada

 

2004 “Revival of Religious Thought: The Thoughts and Contribution of Ayatullah Mutahhari.” International Conference, Tehran, Iran

 

2004 “The Mental Jihad: Reason and Revelation in the Islamic Tradition.” Seminar held at the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO

 

2004 “Holy Peace in the Islamic Tradition.” Columbia University, NY

 

 

2003 “Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Past, Present and Future.” Macdonald Center Lecturers in Christian-Muslim Understanding, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT

 

2003 “Challenging the Authority of Tradition and Texts: Ijtihad and Taqlid in Modern Times.” American Academy of Religion regional meeting, Boulder, CO

 

 

2002 “Biography as Literary Genre: The Struggle for Authority in Shi‘i Rijal Texts.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Toronto, Canada

 

2002 “Re-evaluation of the Shari‘a Post-September 11: Islam and Modernity.” Furlong Memorial Lecture, “Understanding Islam” symposium, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Canada

 

2002 “Violence and Healing: Facing the Ongoing Challenges of September 11.” Colloquium held at the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO

 

2002 “Aging in the Islamic Tradition.” The National Council on the Aging, Denver, CO

 

 

2001 “Islam in America after September 11.” Kanuga Conference on Christian-Muslim Understanding, Ashville, NC

 

2001 “Islam in the Context of American Religious Diversity.” Res Publica Conference, Aspen, CO

 

 

2000 “Promise & Peril: Religion at the Millenium.” Conference on The Many Faces of God, New Hampshire Humanities Council, Manchester, NH

 

2000 “Preserving or Extending Religious Boundaries? Muslim Proselytization in America.” Islamic Education Council, Washington, D.C.

 

 

1998 “Acculturation and Assimilation – Muslims in the Diaspora.” Colloquium held at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

 

1998 “Religious Pluralism and Human Rights: An Islamic Perspective.” Grinnell College, Iowa

 

 

1997 “Acculturation and Assimilation – Muslims in the West,” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco

 

1997 “Contemporary Muslim Polemics.” MESA Conference, San Francisco

 

1997 “Exclusivism or Inclusivism? Salvation History in the Qur’an.” Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA

 

1997 “External Influences on American Muslims.” Presented at a conference on Jews and Muslims in the American context, The Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT

 

 

1996 “From Bid‘a to Sunna: The Case of the Wilaya of ‘Ali in the Shi‘i adhan.” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, New Orleans, LA

 

 

1995 “The Origins of Islamic Biographical Literature” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

1994 “Religious Pluralism in the Qur’an.” Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada

 

1994 “The Case of the Holy Disciples. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago

 

 

1993 “Authority and the Struggle for Legitimacy.” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

1993 “The Ethics of Self Realization: an Islamic Perspective.” Institute of Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

 

 

1990 “The Origins and Development of Imami Biographical Texts.” School of Oriental & African Studies, London
 

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McMaster University, Religious Studies
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