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Between Liberation Theology and Will to Power: Reflections on Islamist Political Thought By Dr. Halil Ibrahim Yenigün

April 20, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Halil Ibrahim Yenigün received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Virginia’s (UVA) political theory program with his dissertation titled, The Political Ontology of Islamic Democracy: An Ontological Narrative of Contemporary Muslim Political Thought. Until January 2016, he taught as Assistant Professor of Political Theory at Istanbul Commerce University and a Research Fellow at Sabanci University Istanbul Policy Center’s POMEAS Project. Both as a scholar and public intellectual, Halil Ibrahim Yenigün is involved in several NGOs that work on human rights, social justice issues, and free circulation of ideas. He has served as a founding member and general coordinator at Istanbul Think-house (Istanbul Düşünce Evi- IDE) and he is currently the Deputy Secretary General at MAZLUMDER Human Rights Association. Please contact Professor Cemil Aydin at with questions.

Sponsored by the Carolina Seminar in Transnational and Modern Global History in cooperation with the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations & Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC).


April 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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