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Islamist Politics and the Euro-American Left: an impasse?

Dr Saba Mahmood, UC Berkeley, will give a public lecture at LSE on Monday 12 February. She will explore Islamic Politics and the Euro-American Left.

Initially 'an open letter to the Euro-American left', Dr Saba Mahmood's talk will challenge her audience to rethink some of the foundational assumptions about politics, ethics, morality and democracy at the centre of liberal political thought.

Saba Mahmood is an anthropologist at UC Berkeley and author of Politics of Piety: the Islamic revival and the feminist subject.

Henrietta Moore, professor of social anthropology at LSE, will chair this event.

Islamist Politics and the Euro-American Left: an impasse? is on Monday 12 February 2007 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This event is one in a series of Ralph Miliband Global Risks and Politics in the 21st Century lectures. The next lecture in this series is Weapon's of Mass Destruction, Terrorism and Human Security: a debate| with Michael Clarke, director of the Centre for Defence Studies and the International Policy Institute at King's College and senior specialist adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee, and Professor Mary Kaldor, director of LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance and a founding member of European Nuclear Disarmament, on Wednesday 7 March 2007 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE.

 5 February 2007

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