Islamism and Communal Identity

Nicol Hall 222, Beirut campus

As part of Dr. Imad Salamey’s seminar on “Post-Arab Spring Communitarianism”, Geneive Abdo, research fellow at the Stimson Center’s Middle East program, will be the guest speaker of a lecture on Islamism and Communal Identity. 

The lecture will take place in Nicol Hall 222 at LAU Beirut on Wednesday September 23. 

Abdo specializes in issues related to modern Iran and contemporary Salafism. She was formerly the liaison officer for the Alliance of Civilizations, a United Nations initiative established by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which aimed to improve relations between Islamic and Western societies. She is the author of three books, including, “No God But God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam” (Oxford University Press), and the recently published monograph “The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi’a- Sunni Divide,” by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. 


All are welcome to attend.