Over the last decades, the multiple forms of how religious affiliation conflates with economic activities have been addressed. Efforts were made to locate these conflations in wider contexts, such as globalization or the logics of capitalist markets and concomitant concepts of development, progress, and professionalism. The compatibility of professionalism and identity markers like religion with the principles and ethics of (secular) capitalist market economy is a comparatively new field of research interest. The lecturer will raise the example of an individual experience as a scholar whose professional growth was influenced by many factors including the interface between personal and professional markers. The biography is located in the context of India, where religion, mobility, professionalization and other identity markers are negotiated between what is given by the constitution on the one hand and the socially constructed spaces on the other. The narrative highlights the navigation between local and global settings.
In the 18th Käte Hamburger Lecture, Dr Ummu Salma Bava, Center for European Studies, School of Interantional Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, explores how professional growth has been influenced by the interface between personal and professional identity markers. Professionalization in scholarship requires to constantly navigate between local and global settings.
The lecture is embedded in a two-day conference titled "Mobile Muslim Professionals: Trans-regional Connectedness and (Non-State) Cooperation in Asia and the Middle East". The conference is co-hosted by Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; re:work (IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History); and Philipps-Universität Marburg.
For further information on the Käte Hamburger Lecture, please visit http://www.gcr21.org/events/.
The programme of the lecture is as follows:
17.00 Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
Prof. Tobias Debiel, Director of Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research and Director of Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) (tbc)
17.15 The Lecture
Global Scholarship in Local Settings: Professionalism and Academia in Secular India
Prof. Dr Ummu Salma Bava, Professor of European Studies, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Prof. Dr Claudia Derichs, Chair of Comparative Politics and International Development Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Prof. Dr Bettina Burger-Menzel, Department of Business and Management, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences
18:00 Discussion with the Audience
18:30 End of the Lecture and Get-Together
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14.04.2016 | 17:00
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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