NYU will host sociologist Nilüfer Göle for a public lecture, “The Making of a European Public Sphere in the Aftermath of Charlie Hebdo,” on Thurs., Feb. 26, 6 p.m. at Deutsches Haus.
The Charlie Hebdo attacks have raised questions not only about terrorism and freedom of expression, but also about the place of Islam in Europe—now and in the future. In her lecture, Göle, a professor of sociology at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, will consider this matter. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by political scientist Christine Landfried, Max Weber Professor at NYU.
Göle studies Islamic visibility, secularism, and intercultural controversies in European public spheres. She is the author of “Islam in Europe: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism” (2010) and “The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling” (1997). She headed a research project, “EuroPublicIslam: Islam in the Making of a European Public Sphere,” supported by the European Research Council. Based on her findings, Göle edited “Islam and Public Controversy in Europe” (2014) and wrote “Musulmans au quotidien: une enquête internationale sur les réalités de l’islam européen” (“Ordinary Muslims: An International Analysis of the Realities of Islam in Europe”), forthcoming in 2015, which aims to give a voice to ordinary Muslims of Europe by creating an alternative public culture and new intercultural connections.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email email@example.com. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Please call 212.998.8663 for more information.
Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event, part of the “Futures of the European Union” series at NYU, is sponsored by the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and Deutsches Haus at NYU.
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