Dr. Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence at the Centre for Study of Muslim Societies & Cultures at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, will present on what plagues Muslim societies today.
From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon, violent conflict over sectarian identities — primarily but not exclusively between Shi‘a and Sunni — today plagues Muslim societies.
… This lecture will open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in its interrogation of the conflictual landscape — and the prospects for pluralist governance and identities.
EVENT: Pandora’s Sectarian Box: Myth and Reality
DATE: Thursday, 13 November 2014
TIME: 14:30 GMT
VENUE: Virtual Webcast & Room 2:1 (2nd Floor) The IIS, 210 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DA, UK
About Amyn Sajoo
Dr. Amyn Sajoo is Scholar-in-Residence at the Centre for Study of Muslim Societies & Cultures at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He was previously affiliated with Cambridge and McGill universities, the Canadian Department of Justice, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), London — and is the founding editor of the IIS’s Muslim Heritage Series. Dr. Sajoo was Canadian Visiting Scholar in Egypt, Jordan and Syria on the eve of the ‘Arab Spring’, and has guest lectured across Europe, North America and West Asia. He is the author of Muslim Ethics: Emerging Vistas and Pluralism in Old Societies and New States — and the editor of five books, including Muslim Modernities and the forthcoming volume, The Shi’a World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity.
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