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Dr. Vasileios Syros is currently a Maurice Amado Fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland. This presentation seeks to introduce a new perspective on Islamic debates on violence, by focusing on Islamic political advice literature on good government and the origins and effects of oppressive or arbitrary rule. In particular, it will explore how the distinction between ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ power can serve…Find out more »