In the unfolding movements of the "Arab Spring," the people leading revolutions and overthrowing dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, and now Libya have often done so in the name of values such as democracy, liberty, and equality that many consider universal. This raises a question: what place will political Islam occupy in the new landscape? Bachir Diagne and Jean-Pierre Filiu examine the historical and philosophical origins of political Islam in the Middle East and question its current and future role.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor of French and Philosophy at Columbia University. Jean-Pierre Filiu is an Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI) at Sciences Po.
Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program. Partial support provided by French Cultural Services
Thursday, November 10 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Buell Hall, East Gallery
Broadway and 116th st.
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