LISD hosted a lunch seminar on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 12:00 in 012 Bendheim Hall. The session, "Social Movements and Religion-State Relations” featured guest speaker, Mirjam Künkler, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University
Mirjam Künkler joined the Princeton’s Near Eastern Studies Department in 2007. Her research focuses on processes of regime transformation in Iran and Indonesia, more specifically, on how social movements and regime-opposition relations bear on the erosion or stabilization of political power. Her dissertation dealt with the impact of contemporary political thought and social movement activism on the transformation of authoritarian rule in Iran (1989-2005) and Indonesia (1974-1998).