ISLAMOPHOBIA 2017, CHALLENGES FOR US ALL

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD

MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2017 | LONDON

Lecture and Discussion

An event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Runnymede report on Islamophobia, 1997

Introduced and chaired by Baroness Neuberger DBE

Lecture by Robin Richardson, editor of the 1997 report, with responses by S. Sayyid.

Us and Them in this Age of Anxiety: past, present and possible futures

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Lecture Details:

Date: 20th November 2017

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Location:  Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies

University of London, Thornhaugh Street,  Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Notes on speakers

Baroness Julia Neuberger is the Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue. In the 1990s she was a trustee of the Runnymede Trust and was instrumental in setting up the Runnymede Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia. Her publications include The Moral State We’re In (2005). She was raised to the peerage in 2004 and sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.

 

Robin Richardson is a former director of the Runnymede Trust. Publications for which he has acted as editor or co-editor include A Very Slight Sleeper – the persistence and dangers of antisemitism (1994), Islamophobia—a challenge for us all (1997), The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain – the Parekh report (2000), Pointing the Finger – Islam and Muslims in the British media (2011) and Living with Difference – community, diversity and the common good (2015).

 

S. Sayyid is Professor of Social Theory and Decolonial Thought at the University of Leeds. He is the author of numerous works on Islamism, Islamophobia, critical theory; and the founding editor of ReOrient: The Journal of Critical Muslim Studies.

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