Professor Ramadan will give a lecture at Sarah lawrence College, NYC ; and present his new book : ’Islam and the Arab Awakening" [OUP].
Thursday, September 13th, 12:30-1:30 Donnelley Auditorium, Heimbold
Islam and the Arab Awakening : A talk by Tariq Ramadan on his newest book Across the Arab world millions of women and men have taken to the streets, showing that dictators can be overthrown without weapons. But what happens now ? In The Arab Awakening Prof. Ramadan explores the opportunities and challenges across North Africa and the Middle East, as they look to create new, more open societies. He asks : can Muslim countries bring together Islam, pluralism and democracy without betraying their identity ? Arguing that the debate cannot be reduced to a confrontation between two approaches - the modern and secular versus the traditional and Islamic - Ramadan demonstrates that not only are both of these routes in crisis, but that the Arab world has an historic opportunity : to stop blaming the West, to jettison its victim status and to create a truly new dynamic. Tariq Ramadan offers up a challenge to the Middle East : what enduring legacy will you produce, from the historic moment of the Arab Spring ?
Venue : 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY, 10708
A book signing will be organized at the end of the lecture.