The Impossibility of International Religious Freedom11 sep 2017
Van 20:00 - 21:30uur
– In cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities –
There is a growing emphasis in both the U.S. and in Europe on expertise on religion, countering violent extremism, and the promotion of religious freedom. How should we understand the intersection between religion and global governance in the context of today’s war on extremism?
The American foreign policy establishment has a long history of collaboration with scholars and experts across disciplines. In the context of the war on extremism, however, which is assuming new levels of intensity and violence on both sides, these partnerships are taking new forms. How is the word “religion” used in the context of a flourishing global CVE/religious freedom agenda? What are we talking about when we talk about “religion” in these contexts? Drawing on her recent book Beyond Religious Freedom, in this talk Professor Hurd will address these questions and offer her perspective on the new global politics of religion.
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