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Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Ramadan
Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

Recorded on 6 June 2016 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

In our globalised world, pluralism is a fact and equality, a hope. We need to start with the basic statement reminding every one of us that we are all equal and we should be treated with the same dignity, whatever our gender, our colour, our religion or our social status. This is elementary, yet forgotten day in, day out.

Tariq Ramadan (@TariqRamadan) is a Swiss academic, philosopher and writer. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, a Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College (Oxford) and Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan); Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, (Qatar); Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar), President of the think tank European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels and a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. His research interests include the issues of Islamic legislation, politics, ethics, Sufism and the Islamic contemporary challenges in both the Muslim-majority countries and the West. He is active at both academic and grassroots levels.

Craig Calhoun (@craigjcalhoun) is Director and President of LSE. He is a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy and economics.

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