Wednesday, March 18, 2020
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street
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This talk will discuss how religion, particularly Islam and Christianity, have been understood in relation to what is understood as the Middle East and foreign policy in mainstream English political discourse over the past 20 years. This will include the influences on how such language has been understood by Prime Ministers involved in military intervention, such as Tony Blair and David Cameron, and those typically sympathetic to such interventions, like Theresa May and Boris Johnson - and how the debate and assumptions about religion and the Middle East have shifted over the past decade, particularly with anti-war sentiments coming to the forefront in Parliamentary discourse through Jeremy Corbyn.
Cosponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Political Theory Project.