Joseph Masaad lectures on "Islam and the choice of Liberalism" at the AUC

Ahram Online , Monday 27 Apr 2015

The American University in Cairo will host Professor Joseph Masaad, on Tuesday, 28 April, to lecture at the Oriental Hall about Islam and liberalism


The Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo will host Josph Masaad, Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University, on Tuesday, 28 April, at 6:00pm who will hold a lecture entitled "Islam and the choice of liberalism."

Joseph Massad teaches and writes about modern Arab politics and intellectual history. According to his biography on the website of the school Middle Eastern, South Asian, African Studies at Columbia University, he is interested in theories of identity and culture – including theories of nationalism, sexuality, race and religion. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1998. He is the author of Desiring Arabs (2007), which was awarded the Lionel Trilling Book Award;The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinian Question (2006); and Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan (2001).  His book Daymumat al-Mas’alah al-Filastiniyyah was published by Dar Al-Adab in 2009, and La Persistance de la question Palestinienne was published by La Fabrique in 2009. The Arabic translation of Desiring Arabs was published in 2013 by Dar Al-Shorouk Press in Cairo under the title Ishtiha’ Al-‘Arab.

The lecture will be held at the Oriental Hall at the AUC Tahrir campus.    


Tuesday, 28 April, 6:00pm

American University, Tahrir Campus

Oriental Hall


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