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POSTPONED TO FALL 2014: Thinking Through “Tradition” About Politics in Egypt Today

SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

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This event has been postponed until the Fall 2014 semester. 


The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is proud to present 

The Kareema Khoury Annual Distinguished Lecture 


Thinking Through "Tradition" About Politics In Egypt Today 


Talal Asad

Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Thursday, February 6, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Copley Formal Lounge

Georgetown University 

Professor Asad revisits the lecture, "The Idea of an Anthropology of Islam" he delivered at Georgetown nearly 30 years ago, and brings it up to date by drawing briefly on Hannah Arendt's thesis on the connections between tradition, authority, and religion in European history, and by taking up Arendt's theoretical acount to explore aspects of 'revolutionary' politics in Egypt today.

Talal Asad  is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Asad is a sociocultural anthropologist of international stature specializing in the anthropology of religion with a special interest in the Middle East and Islam. He is the author or contributing editor of several books, including ‘On Suicide Bombing’ (2009, Columbia University Press), and 'Formations of the Secular (2003, Stanford University Press), and has published in a wide variety of international journals. Dr. Asad has taught at New School University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California at Berkeley, King Saud University, Riyadh, Ain Shams University in Cairo, and the universities of Khartoum, Sudan, and Hull, England.

Lecture will be followed by a light reception in the Copley Formal Lounge.

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Elisabeth Sexton, Public Affairs Coordinator  

email: ccasevents@georgetown.edu

phone: (202) 687-6215

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Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


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