Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Abdullahi An-Na'im -- Religion and the 'Nationalism' in Internationalism

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2 p.m.

Kim Koo Library Colloquia are open to all graduate students and faculty.

"Religion and the 'Nationalism' in Internationalism" 

Speaker Abdullahi An-Na'im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, School of Law at Emory University, argues for the mediation of a paradox. On the one hand, the ethos of world religions, particularly Christianity and Islam, is more consistent with inclusive internationalism, than exclusive nationalism. On the other hand, historical exclusivity of these same religions have served nationalism more than internationalism. The mediation the speaker addresses is how to transform the interpretation of these religions to support humane and inclusive internationalism of the 21st century.

Visit the Religion and Internationalism Project for links to the reading.

Colloquia are open to all graduate students and faculty.

Location: Kim Koo Library, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.