Dialogues on the Bosphorus: A Broken Bridge - Islam, Culture & Politics

Sponsored by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, Center for Contemporary Critical Culture Theory and Columbia Law School

Friday, December 2

4:00 pm

Jerome Greene Annex

Columbia Law School

410 W. 117th Street

New York, NY 10027

Reset-Dialogues would like to invite you to attend the book presentation of Toward New Democratic Imaginaries - Istanbul Seminars on Islam, Culture and Politics. It gathers nine years of work and dialogues "on the Bosphorus," edited by Seyla Benhabib abd Volker Kaul. Reset-Dialogues has been forced to suspend the Istanbul Seminars '17 given the recent political developments in Turkey and the harsh restrictions of freedom of speech and the press. 

The book presentation is also an occasion to reconsider the place of Islam in politics in the aftermath of the Arab Spring and terrorism and to ask how to bring back civil liberties and human rights on the political agenda in the Muslim world. We are pleased to invite you to a cocktail reception after the conference.


Anthony Appiah, Professor, NYU

Seyla Benhabib, Professor, Yale University 

Giancarlo Bosetti, Director of Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations

Ian Buruma, Professor, Bard College 

Volker Kaul, Lecturer at LUISS University 

Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus, McGill University 

For more information and to RSVP, please email Anna Krauthamer at ak4035@columbia.edu.