Conference on Minorities in Islam/Muslims as Minorities
October 18-20, 2012
The presence of religious, ethnic, and other minorities in Muslim-majority contexts challenges conceptions of citizenship, community, and the state premised on Islamic identity. At the same time, nearly one-third of the world’s Muslims live as minorities in 149 countries, facing diverse, complex challenges as they attempt to maintain their Islamic identity while negotiating their socio-political context.
|Sponsored by the following: the Humanities Institute, The Provost’s Office of Global Affairs, the Middle East and South Asia Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Carswell Fund of the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Political Science’s C.H. Richards Fund, and the Center for International Studies.|
|We invite students, scholars, community members, and all those interested in the topic to attend and join in the discussion. All public events related to the conference will be held in the Annenburg Forum of Carswell Hall.