RelSec founder and principal investigator Lee Medovoi delivered a lecture for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona titled “Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Racism in the West.” The lecture was held in the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center on the UA campus and was attended by a robust audience of scholars, students, and some community members.
The Institute For the Study of Religion and Culture and its co-sponsors welcomed the first of a series of conversations entitled “The Abrahamic Family Reunion: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Moses, Jesus and Muhammad” on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The event ran from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Political secularism in Western Europe has been destabilized by the triple contingency of the arrival and settlement of a significant number of Muslims; a multiculturalist sensibility which respects “difference”; and a moderate secularism, namely that the historical compromises between the state and a church or churches in relation to public recognition and accommodation are still in place to some extent.
On Halloween afternoon, 2014, the Portland Center for Public Humanities at Portland State University hosted a conversation between two of the most eminent thinkers of our time: Professors Slavoj Žižek and Jean-Pierre Dupuy.
Eric Santner held a workshop on his book The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the End of Sovereignty.
Professor Santner delivered a public lecture entitled “The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject Matter of Political Economy”.
Timothy Brennan held a workshop on his book, Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, and the Colonies.
Timothy Brennan delivered a public lecture on “Secular Spirit".
Faisal Devji held a workshop on his chapters “GWOT” from The Terrorist in Search of Humanity and “Leaving India to Anarchy” from The Impossible Indian. Later that night, Professor Devji delivered a public lecture entitle “Mohammad Iqbal and the Jewish Question”.