Public event on 'Shia-and Sunni-Islamism(s) in a sectarianized new Middle East’

Four of the leading international experts in sectarian politics, Shia Islamism and Sunni Islamism will discuss important topics on Shia-and Sunni-Islamism(s) in a sectarianized new Middle East.

05.03.2018 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

Dato tor 15 mar
Tid 14:15 16:00
Sted Department of Political Science, Aarhus University Building 1333, Auditorium 1, Bartholins Allé 7, Aarhus University.

How has the ‘Islamist scene’ in the Middle East been impacted by and contributing to the current regional surge of Shia/Sunni sectarianism? Is it useful making an analytical distinction between Shia and Sunni Islamism? And how different or similar are Shia/Sunni Islamism in places like Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan or Palestine? These questions will at this event be explored by four of the leading international experts in sectarian politics, Shia Islamism and Sunni Islamism.

Speakers:
Kristin Smith Diwan (Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington)
Jeroen Gunning (King’s College London)
Fanar Haddad (National University of Singapore/ Middle East Institute, Washington D.C.)
Rola El-Husseini (Lund University) 

The event will be chaired by Morten Valbjørn (Department of Political Science, Aarhus University) and is organizing in co-operation with the student association International Politik-NU.  

The event is linked to the inter-disciplinary research project SWAR: Sectarianism in the Wake of the Arab Revolts

For further information: Morten Valbjørn, e-mail: mortenv@ps.au.dk

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