Olivier Roy (Professor at the European University Institute, Firenze) is giving a presentation on “Are terrorism and jihadism a consequence of a religious fundamentalist radicalization?”
The lecture will be held on 5 February 2015 at the University of Chicago Center in Paris.
The Chicago Center in Paris website indicates that: “Oliver Roy holds a Chair in Mediterranean Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. Roy is widely known for his works on Islamic fundamentalism and its consequences in Europe. He is the author, among other books, of The Failure of Political Islam (trans, 1994), Globalized Islam (2004), and Holy Ignorance (trans, 2010). Roy will be speaking at the University of Chicago Center in Paris on issues related to the Charlie Hebdo massacre, and will take audience questions following his talk.”
I will be attending the lecture and taking notes for my teaching of a graduate seminar on Religious Violence in Comparative Perspective at Northern Illinois in 2015-2016.
For more information, see the University of Chicago Center in Paris website.