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Conference: Islam and Toleration
March 1, 2018 @ 08:00 - March 2, 2018 @ 17:00
The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University is pleased to announce our annual conference on Islam and Toleration. This conference aims to explore the concept and realities of toleration in the Islamic tradition with a focus on contemporary work, from Asia and Africa to Europe and the United States. This conference is co-sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: SHARIAsource.
Thursday, March 1st 5:30pm, Tsai Auditorium
“Reflections on Tolerance and its Difficulty”
Thomas M. Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Emeritus, Harvard University
Friday, March 2nd from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Belfer Case Study Room
10:00 am – Panel 1 – Muslim minorities in Non-Muslim societies
Panelists: Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Sugata Bose, Jocelyn Cesari, Yee Htun
Chair: William A. Graham
1:00 pm – Panel 2 – Minorities in Muslim-majority societies
Panelists: Orit Bashkin, Kristin Fabbe, Ousmane Kane, Jeremy Menchik
Chair: Shady Nasser
3:00 pm – Panel 3 – Intra-Islamic Toleration
Panelists: Akeel Bilgrami, Nebil Husayn, Mohsen Kadivar, Roy P. Mottahedeh
Chair: Tarek Masoud
All sessions will take place at CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.