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Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World

Shadi Hamid

Amid disagreements over President Trump’s Executive Order to restrict immigration from seven Muslim majority countries, and over the role of Islam in the world, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts Brookings Institution scholar Shadi Hamid, acclaimed author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World.

Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. He argues for a new understanding of how Islam and Islamism shape politics by examining different models of reckoning with the problem of religion and state, including the terrifying―and alarmingly successful―example of ISIS.

LOCATION
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107

SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m. Registration opens
12 p.m. Program
1 p.m. Book sale and signing
1:15 p.m. Conclusion

EVENT OPTIONS

Members
• Program only: $15 or Lecture Pass

General Public
• Program only: $30

Young Friends Members & Full-time Students (with valid ID)
• Program only: $5 or Lecture Pass (for Young Friends)

 

*This event is "Bring Your Own Lunch." 

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Event date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:30am
Event address: 
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250061010
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 7th, 2016