How Does the Attitude to Islam Legitimate a Secular-liberal Politics of Time?

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Public Seminar Led by Ruth Mas on April 25, 2016, at Freie Universität Berlin

How does the fear of Islam shape the secular-liberal policies of Western societies? How does the attitude of Western societies to Islam legitimize their own secular-liberal policies? These issues are being addressed in a public lecture by the Canadian scholar of religion, Prof. Ruth Mas, who is currently a visiting researcher at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures at Freie Universität Berlin. The public lecture is entitled "On Crisis" and is free of charge.

In her lecture Ruth Mas will address the political dimensions of secular-liberal conceptions of time. She takes the approach that the discourse about Muslims and terrorism is part of the repertoire of a secular-liberal policy that sees itself as progressive and thus denies legitimacy to non-secular concepts of time.

Ruth Mas is currently a visiting researcher at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. Her research focuses on the intellectual and political dimensions of contemporary Islam.

Time and Location

  • Monday, April 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Freie Universität Berlin , Fabeckstraße 23/25, Room 2.2059, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Dahlem-Dorf (U3).

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