March 1, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Lecture | Islam & the Arab Uprisings, March 7

Loren Lybarger , portrait

Dr. Loren Lybarger

Dr. Loren Lybarger will lecture on “Islam & the Arab Uprisings” on Thursday, March 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Museum.

Lybarger, Associate Professor of Classics and World Religion and Director of Islamic Studies, will survey the different types of religious movements and politics that manifested during and after the Arab uprisings (the “Arab Spring” events). He will also examine the role of state violence (both US and local regime) in creating the conditions for the emergence of these movements. Furthermore, he will describe the debates that have arisen among Muslims globally in response, especially, to radical Salafism and the Islamic State. This event is sponsored by the Kennedy Museum of Art in partnership with Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate and Islamic Studies Certificate.

This event is one in a series of Spring 2019 Middle East & North Africa Events.

The Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate provides the Ohio University and Athens communities with an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and contemporary dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While the bulk of its efforts are focused on the undergraduate certificate in Middle East and North Africa studies, the program also organizes a range of events designed to compliment in-class education and speak to contemporary debates about the region.

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