Interview with Madihah Akhter

Gender: The Muslim Matriarchies of India –
Join us, as Madihah Akhter shares fascinating stories about the Begum of Bhopal, a powerful female sultan of one of India’s princely states. As Indians across the British Empire imagined an independent India, the Begum offered a vision that prioritized Islamic femininity and princely power.

Interview with Ayako Kano

Gender: The Largest Category of Human Experience –
Join us, as professor Ayako Kano discusses gender, family, labor, and the current Abe administration’s policies in Japan. Learn how activism and policy-making related to gender strike at the heart of a society’s culture and politics.

Interview with William Noseworthy

Political Violence: Comparing State-Sponsored Violence in Cambodia & Indonesia –
William Noseworthy compares the political violence in Indonesia under Suharto and in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. Although Cambodia’s communist-sponsored violence was quickly labeled “genocide,” both events pursued policies of genocide in their actions.

Interview with William Marotti

Political Violence: A Strategy of Resistance –
Join us, as professor William Marotti defines “political violence” for us and explains why political groups – such as the Japanese New Left in the late 1960s – chose to use violence as a tactic of political protest and activism.