Great Issues Forum: The Rise of Intellectual Reform in the Islamic World
7:00 PM— 8:30 PM
365 Fifth Avenue
A panel will discuss intellectual reform in the Islamic World. Participants will include Baber Johansen, Ebrahim Moosa and Abdulkarim Soroush; moderated by Talal Asad.
Featuring Baber Johansen, Professor of Islamic Religious Studies at Harvard Divinity School; Ebrahim Moosa, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University; and Abdulkarim Soroush, philosopher, reformer, Rumi scholar, and former professor at the University of Tehran. Moderated by Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center. Historically, Islam has enjoyed a rich intellectual tradition, which has often been obscured by conservative extremism. In a world increasingly governed by ideals of democracy and pluralism, this program will look at both the evolution of religion and freedom in Islam, focusing on the recent rise of intellectual reform and the role of the religious intellectual, as well the debate surrounding these changes. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Click the e-VENTS online reservation icon; for more information call 212-817-8215. Unclaimed reservations will be released to a standby line at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free, reservations required