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Forum on Religion

Summer Term Events 2011

4 May
The right of identity. Human rights and religious freedom in contemporary Egypt
Daniele Bolazzi, Dept. of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies, King's College London

De-secularizing 'Bare Life': Religion, identity and critical human security
Giorgio Shani, Dept. of Politics and Int'l Relations, Int'l Christian University, Tokyo

18 May (Extra-ordinary session)
Religious influences on American public attitudes on foreign policy

Professor Jim Guth, Dept. of Political Science, Furman University, USA

1 June
Reclaiming our natural faith: The Nation of Islam in 1930s Detroit

Dawn-Marie Gibson, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London

Speaking of continuity... Religious change and moral dilemmas among Christian Bidayuhs in Malaysian Borneo
Liana Chua, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge

Lent Term Events 2011

2 March 2011, Sheik Zayed Theatre, 6:30pm
Good Life in Hard Times
Archbishop of WestminsterVincent Nichols Chair: Professor Conor Gearty

The accommodation of Islam in monoconfessional countries - the cases of Portugal and the Republic of Ireland in comparative perspective
Luís Bernardo, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

9 March
Seminar on Islam and Islamism in theory and in practice, 'Islamism as Communitarianism: a Political Theory Approach to non-Liberal Paradigms' (Filippo Dionigi, Department of International Relations, LSE) and 'The transition to an Islamic identity of the Khoja of Zanzibar in the late 19th and early 20th century' (Iqbal Akhtar, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

2 February
Seminar on Religion and the European Union, 'Representing Religion in the European Union: Actors and Strategies' (Lucian Leustean, Department of Politics and International Relations, Aston University) and 'Religion in the EU: Actors, Priorities and Policy Communities' (Sara Silvestri, International Politics Department, City University London & VHI, Cambridge)

Michalemas Term Events 2011

1 December
Seminar on Social Welfare and Social Representation, 'The Politics of Religiously Motivated Welfare Provision: the Turkish Case in Comparative Perspective' (Ipek Goecmen, Max Plank Institute for the Study of Societies) and 'The Crisis of Representation: case studies from the United States, Indonesia, and the Russian Federation' (Rev'd Stephen Headley, French National Centre for Scientific Research)

17 November
Seminar on demographics and the future of religion and secularism: 'Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? The Demographic Return of Faith in the 21st Century' (Eric Kaufmann, Department of Politics, Birkbeck College)

6 October
Seminar on Eastern and Western Christianity, and Secularisation, Compared: 'Orthodoxy in the Second World, Pentecostalism in the Two-Thirds World' (David Martin, Emeritus Professor, LSE) AND 'Patterns of Secularization: Church, State and Nation in Greece and Ireland' (Daphne Halikiopoulou, Department of Government, LSE)