Convening 29 March 2016 New York
What Happened To National Liberation? Discussing with Michael Walzer
Columbia University

Reset Dialogues on Civilizations and the Institute of Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University are glad to invite you to the conference:

Discussing with Michael Walzer:
What Happened to National Liberation?
Three Case Studies: Israel, India, Algeria

A discussion with Michael Walzer

On Tuesday the 29th of March, 2016 at 4 pm
Library of the Italian Academy, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

India, Israel and Algeria are three nations whose founding principles and institutions are under attack from religious revivalists of different kinds, such as Hindu militants, ultra-Orthodox Jews and Islamic radicals. Michael Walzer’s book The Paradox of Liberation offers a stimulating study for discussion on the roots of one of the contemporary world’s most serious problems. In his well-reasoned analysis, with a language that is both moderate and sharply incisive, Walzer asks why the secular democratic leadership of liberation movements have been unable to permanently assert their political culture? Has that inability or mistake been a source of religious resurgence and its acute radicalization in several regions of the world?

Participants in the discussion with Michael Walzer

Mustafa Akyol, Writer and journalist

Akeel Bilgrami, Professor at Columbia University

Nader Hashemi
, Associate Professor at Denver University

Jonathan Laurence
, Associate Professor at Boston College

Hanna Lerner, Associate Professor at Tel Aviv University

Chair: Giancarlo Bosetti, Director of Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations

Registration is required.
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