Research Workshop at Nazareth

Friday, February 27th, 2015
  • Tel Aviv University

The RelSec project site of the Minerva Center in Tel Aviv convened in late February for an intensive research workshop at the Rimonim Hotel in Nazareth.

Among the highlights included the following presentations: Ori Goldberg and Mohanad Mustafa discussing Wael B. Hallaq’s The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity's Moral Predicament and Shaul Setter covering Giorgio Agamben’s work; presentations by Ido Harari titled “Plans for 'Jewish Democracy' and 'Islamic Democracy'”; Ruth Kra Ivanov Kaniel presenting on “Messiah's Mothers: Religion, Secularization, Profanation”; and lectures by Khaled Furani called “Traditions of the Secular.”


RelSec is comprised of five partner sites situated in universities around the world. The participating centers conduct parallel research projects whose exact shape reflects the distinct missions of the centers and research profiles of the teams. All will include some combination of public presentations and events, faculty workshops, and/or curricular initiatives, such as the development of team-taught courses on secularism, religion, and political belonging.
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