Secularism, Sex, and Religious Liberty

Wednesday, October 6
6:30 to 8 pm
19 Washington Square North, Events Space

Saba Mahmood Associate Professor of Social Cultural Anthropology, the University of California, Berkeley
Joan Scott Harold F. Linder Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
Linda Gordon Professor of History, New York University

Part of the The Demands of Tolerance lecture series of NYU Abu Dhabi

Tolerance is a demanding social project, as the strident, often violent claims of intolerance make clear. This year-long lecture series probes the complexities and modalities of tolerance, not solely as a matter of individual virtue but as a social and political challenge. The lectures explore the limits and demands of tolerance when under pressure by fervently held religious, sexual, social, and political beliefs. Following the 2009-10 series on the Cosmopolitan Idea, this program continues our investigation of core values of NYUAD, which is forging an unusually diverse community based on intercultural understanding and respect.

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