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The Center for Middle East Studies
in cooperation with The Hagop Kevorkian Center, New York University
Presents a Roundtable Discussion on:

ISLAM AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE

Islam and the public Sphere

Friday, April 21, 2006
4:00 pm
McCune Room
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, 6th Floor

Featuring:

GEOFF ELEY:
Beyond Habermas: Uses of the Public Sphere
Professor of History, University of Michigan and author of A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society, The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000, and the forthcoming book History Made Conscious: The Politics of the Past at the Start of the Twenty-First Century.
   
CHARLES HIRSCHKIND:
Islam, Publics, and Counterpublics
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley and author of the forthcoming book The Ethics of Listening: Cassette-Sermons and Islamic Revival in Contemporary Egypt.
   
LISA WEDEEN:
Islam, Democracy, and the Public Sphere
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Chicago and author of Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric and Symbols in Contemporary Syria and the forthcoming book Peripheral Visions: Political Identifications in Unified Yemen.
   
CHRIS PARKER:
Islam and the Public Sphere in Europe
Teaches Political Sociology and Middle East Studies at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He has written on post-Oslo politics in Palestine political change in Jordan, and the dynamics of the Iraq insurgency.

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