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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Laboratory Sciences Building
Parking available in Millbrook Garage
5:30 p.m. | Reception
Rettner Gallery
Muslims in the West:
Myths, Challenges,
and Opportunities
6:00 p.m. | Presentation followed by Q&A
Jerzewiak Family Auditorium, Room 300
RSVP by Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Teri Brickey | [email protected] | (314) 935-5224
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Featured Speaker: John R. Bowen
Join distinguished faculty member John Bowen for
an exclusive discussion about the myths, challenges,
and opportunities surrounding Muslims in the West.
Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences
John R. Bowen has been studying Islam and society in Indonesia
since the late 1970s, and since 2001 has worked in France, England,
and North America on problems of pluralism, law, and religion, and
in particular on contemporary efforts to rethink Islamic norms and
civil law. His most recent book on Indonesia is Islam, Law and Equality
in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning (Cambridge,
2003). His Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves (Princeton, 2007)
concerned debates in France on Islam and laïcité. Can Islam be
French? (Princeton, 2010) treated Muslim debates and institutions
in France and appeared in French in 2011. A New Anthropology of
Islam from Cambridge and Blaming Islam from MIT Press appeared in
2012, and European States and their Muslim Citizens from Cambridge
in late 2013. He is currently writing Shari’a in Britain, to appear
from Princeton. He also writes regularly for The Boston Review,
and for media in France, Britain, and the United States. Awarded a
Guggenheim prize in 2012, Professor Bowen serves as a recurrent
Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.
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