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September 21, 2017: Free Screening of AMAL followed by a Q&A with Award Winning UTM Alum & Director, Richie Mehta

Professor Ken Derry and the students in his course Reel Religion (RLG332) welcome 2017 UTM Convocation Speaker, Writer, Director, Filmmaker Richie Mehta for a screening of his film AMAL. Set in modern-day New Delhi, India, AMAL tells the story of poor autrickshaw driver, Amal Kumar.

Please join us on Thursday, September 21st at 1pm in the MiST Theatre.


September 26, 2017: "Critical Thinking as a Transnational Right" - Professor Homa Hoodfar of Concordia University

The Department of Women and Gender Studies and the University of Toronto Faculty Association welcome Professor Homa Hoodfar, in celebration of her one year release from a Tehran prision. Professor Hoodfar's primary research and expertise lies in legal and political anthropology. She examines the intersection of the political economy, gender and citizenship rights, women's formal and informal politics, and the public sphere, in Muslim contexts.

Please join us for this public talk and reception on Tuesday, September 26th at 4pm in Spigel Hall (DV 1102).


October 5, 2017: "Aspirations and Agitations for the future Buddha in Theravada sources" - Associate Professor Kristin Scheible of Reed College

The Fourth Biennial Conference on South Asian Religions welcomes Associate Professor Kristin Scheible, as the UTM Featured Keynote. 

Please join us on Thursday, October 5th at 11:45am in the UTM Council Chambers (DV 3130).


October 6, 2017: "Conquest and Community: Historical Writing in Troubled Times" - a roundtable discussion with Shahid Amin, Natalie Zemon Davis and Rosalind O'Hanlon

The Fourth Biennial Conference on South Asian Religions welcomes Professor Emeritus Shahid Amin (University of Dehli), Professor Emerita Natalie Zemon Davis (University of Toronto, Princeton University), and Dr. Rosalind O'Hanlon (University of Oxford) for a roundtable moderated by Dr. Malavika Katsuri (University of Toronto). 

Please join us on Thursday, October 6th at 1pm in rm.100, Jackman Humanities Building, UTSG. Please RSVP here.