Islamism for Beginners: Reading and Critiquing What Contemporary Islamists Say

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a Reading Group led by Professor Emeritus of Political Science Harvey Glickman. The group will read and discuss key works of Islamist writers in order to better understand what they say about history, politics, culture of our times, critiques of the West, modernity, and visions of a just society.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a Reading Group — Islamism for Beginners: Reading and Critiquing What Contemporary Islamists Say — led by Professor Emeritus of Political Science Harvey Glickman. The group will read and discuss key works of Islamist writers in order to better understand what they say about history, politics, culture of our times, critiques of the West, modernity, and visions of a just society. Readings include AA Mawdudi, Ayatollah Khomeini, Graham Fuller, Sayyid Qutb, Hasan Turabi, and others.

The first session will be held on Wednesday, March 3 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Stokes 102 and will meet 5-6 meetings in this Spring Semester 2010.  Refreshments and books will be provided.

Please contact Harvey Glickman at hglickma@haverford.edu if you are interested.

Sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center