Modern Trends in Islam, Prof. Tamara Sonn

From 5 to 21 december 2017 the PISAI offers an interesting course by professor Tamara SONN, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., on the theme Modern Trends in Islam. The course, in english, is open to the external students. More information at

Economic, political, and social challenges of European colonialism and its aftermath. Among the issues Muslims wrestle with are the nature of modernity itself, the place of religious law in modern society, the relationship between religion and government, whether or not religion should inform economic policy, the status of women, the nature of international relations, inter-communal and inter-faith relations, as well as ongoing conflicts and the development of radicalism among sectors of Muslim society. This course will examine diverse Muslim views on each of these issues, including several case studies, in order to understand both commonalities and diversity in modern Islam.
Tamara SONN is the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor in the History of Islam at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Her most recent books include Islam and Democracy After the Arab Spring (with John L. Esposito and John O. Voll; Oxford 2016), Islam: History, Religion, and Politics (Wiley Blackwell 2016) and Is Islam an Enemy of the West? (Polity 2016). She has also published over 100 chapters and articles, and her works have been translated into numerous languages.

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