Understanding the Role of Islamic Religion in Contemporary Middle Eastern Conflicts: Exacerbating or Mitigating Factor?


This roundtable will examine issues of human rights and conflict in the contemporary Middle East, exploring how aspects of Islamic religious thought and history interact with other political, social, and economic factors in creating, perpetuating, and resolving conflict. We will focus our reading, discussion, and policy making efforts on the religious underpinnings of debates on terrorism, gender equality, and freedom of conscience, taking into account sources in Islamic scripture, law, and history and the voices of both conservative and liberal Muslim thinkers.

 

Professor James Toronto - Roundtable Chair
TBA - Student Assistant
Readings

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