Conference at BU on Muslim Communities in Europe and North America


Muslim Communities in Europe and North America: Contemporary Developments and Challenges

Friday, September 27, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cosponsored By:

Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA), Pardee School of Global Studies
Boston University, Boston, MA

Luncheon Keynote Address

Boston University: Metcalf Trustee Center – Kenmore Room 9th Floor, One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215

Speaker: Professor Jonathon Laurence

Professor of Political Science, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

“After Political Violence: The State Regulation of ‘Immigrant Religion’ in Transatlantic Perspective”

Jonathan Laurence’s principal areas of teaching and research are comparative politics and religion and politics in Western Europe, Turkey and North Africa. His book, The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims, published by Princeton University Press (2012), received awards for Best Book in religion and politics and migration and citizenship from the American Political Science Association. His latest book, Coping with Defeat: Sunni Islam, Roman Catholicism and the Modern State will be published by Princeton University Press in 2020.

Four Panel Sessions Examine:

 Law, Religion, and Immigration

 Religiosity of Western Muslims

 Western Muslims in Culture and Higher Education

 Self-Positioning of Western Muslims

Conference Venue:

George Sherman Union 239, Terrace Lounge, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Full Program

Conference Flyer


Send your name, title, business or professional university affiliation, city and state to Layla Sein, NAAIMS Executive Director: by September 20. 

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