LSE public lecture
Date: Monday 2 August 2010
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Tariq Ramadan
Chair: Professor Paul Kelly
Update: Please note the venue of this lecture has changed, the lecture was originally scheduled to take place in the Hong Kong Theatre, but will now take place in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.
In this public lecture Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar will talk about his new book The Quest for Meaning in which he invites the reader to join him on a journey to the deep ocean of religious, secular, and indigenous spiritual traditions to explore the most pressing contemporary issues. Along the way, Ramadan interrogates the concepts that frame current debates including: faith and reason, emotions and spirituality, tradition and modernity, freedom, equality, universality, and civilization. He acknowledges the greatest flashpoints and attempts to bridge divergent paths to a common ground between these religious and intellectual traditions. He calls urgently for a deep and meaningful dialogue that leads us to go beyond tolerant co-existence to mutual respect and enrichment.
Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony's College). He is also teaching at the Faculty of Theology at Oxford. He is at the same time Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan).Through his writings and lectures he has contributed substantially to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world. He is active both at the academic and grassroots levels lecturing extensively throughout the world on social justice and dialogue between civilisations. Professor Tariq Ramadan is currently President of the European think tank: European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels.
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