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TALK | Religious Fundamentalism as a Transversal Phenomena in the West: Where Does Islam Stand as a Western Religion?

  • Lindsay Rodgers Room (7th Floor) International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)

By Olivier Roy

Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program

Olivier Roy, PhD in political sciences from Sciences Po is a research director at the CNRS in the "Iranian World" research unit and Associate Scholar at the CERI. Olivier Roy will address the question of the efforts of westernized Muslims to assert their identity in a non-Muslim context and how the revival of Islam among Muslims populations is often wrongly seen as a backlash against westernization rather than as one of its consequences.