Lecture: The refugee crisis

Date(s) - 22/05/2017
19:00 - 20:30

Heymanszaal, Academy Building


Are you interested to learn more about the Politics and Religion surrounding the refugee crisis? In this lecture, we will discuss several hot issues about the global refugee crisis, especially after U.S. President Trump’s executive order (refugee ban) signed earlier this year. We will mainly tackle the growing importance of the role of religious identity in the politics of migration in Europe, North America, and Australia, and also explore whether this has implications on hierarchization of refugees according to religious-racial attributes. We will also discuss the diverse nature of Islam, and also explore whether there is a need to de-link Muslim, refugee, and terrorist in broader public consciousness, and remind people of the humanity of those who are being displaced.

For this talk, we invited Dr. Erin Wilson, who is known for her passionate and engaging teaching approach, and is currently the director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the University of Groningen. Dr. Wilson earned her doctorate at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where her PhD dissertation mainly addressed how the vital role of religion in Western politics has become vastly unnoticed due to a deeply entrenched dualistic thinking in the West. Apart from this, Dr. Wilson has also published a number of books which include “After Secularism: Rethinking Religion in Global Politics” and “Justice Globalism: Ideology, Issues, Policy”.

If you’re eager to participate in an engaging discourse on the refugee crisis, you’re all invited to join us on May 22 (Monday) at 19:00 at the Heymanszaal (Academy Building) for an informative lecture, followed by an interactive discussion. The lecture is open to the general public. Attendance is FREE – be sure to arrive on time. See you all there

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