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ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series. Jihad and Its Enemies: New Perspectives from West Africa - Lamin Sanneh and Alexander Thurston

When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: 620 Library Place, Program of African Studies Seminar Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Rebecca Shereikis  

Group: Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Category: Academic


Join us for a dialog between Lamin Sanneh (Yale University and Yale Divinity School), author of Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam (Oxford University Press, 2016); and Alexander Thurston (Georgetown University), author of Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement (Princeton University Press, 2017)

Discussant: Sean Hanretta (Northwestern University)

The ISITA Perspectives Symposium Series brings leading scholars of Islam in Africa to Northwestern for discussion of their recent books. Each symosia features two authors and a discussant.


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