Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


UCL CREDOC Panel Discussion: Muslim Responses to Westernization - Non-Islamic societies

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 08 December 2017

Democracy, Islam & Secularism

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing

The UCL Centre for Research on the Dynamics of Civilization (CREDOC) presents two discussions of Muslim Responses to Westernization, the second of which is a panel discussion on non-Islamic societies.  The panellists will discuss debates about pluralism, integration and 'Fundamentally British Values'.

  • Claire Dwyer (Migration Research Unit, Geography, UCL) on how issues of 'integration' are contested and constructed by British Muslims drawing on research on state-funded Muslim schools and university Islamic Societies
  • Myriam Hunter-Henin (Faculty of Laws, UCL) on recent debates over how the Fundamentally British Values discourse shapes Muslim identities
  • Alison Scott-Baumann (Dept. of Religions & Philosophies, School of Oriental and African Studies) on impacts of the 'free speech' debate for Muslims on campus and related positionality issues for the non-Muslim researcher
  • Respondent Faisal Devji (Reader in Indian History & Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford)

Tea and coffee will be available from 4.45pm. All are welcome.  Register here.

Please note the content of the event has been revised since originally advertised, due to the ill-health of a speaker.

The panel discussion will be preceded by a lecture the day before onThe Philosopher of Islam, given by Faisal Devji from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday 7 December 2017 in the IAS Common Ground.

Further details here.

You are welcome to attend one or both events.


IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing