The State and Muslim Minorities Today: Lessons from Europe, Africa and Asia with Robert Mason

The State and Muslim Minorities Today: Lessons from Europe, Africa and Asia


To mark the launch of Muslim Minority - State Relations: Violence, Integration and Policy, Dr Robert Mason will discuss the most pertinent lessons from Europe, Africa and Asia in his talk at ACMCU, Georgetown University, on 24 February 2016. His frame of reference is taken from work with leading scholars on case studies as diverse as the UK, Austria, Kenya, Russia, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, each highlighting areas of either best practice in state - Muslim community relations or contentious issues which have yet to be resolved. His remarks are made within the context of often ill-informed or divisive responses to violent Islamist attacks, the international refugee crisis driven by ongoing conflict in the Middle East, and the alleged 'Islamization' of western societies propagated by some leading political and media figures and far-right groups.   

Dr Robert Mason FHEA is Lecturer in Political Science at the British University in Egypt. He was a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics 2014-2015, a Visiting Scholar at the Centre d'Etudes de Relations Internationales at Sciences Po, Paris, in 2015, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh in 2011. His current research is focused on the international relations of the Middle East (with an emphasis on the Gulf), Islam and the state, security and development studies, including Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, the UAE and sub-Sahara Africa. His most recent books include The International Politics of the Arab Spring: Popular Unrest and Foreign Policy (Palgrave-Macmillan) and Muslim Minority - State Relations: Violence, Integration and Policy (Palgrave-Macmillan). For a full bio see 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:30pm to 1:45am

Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, #270
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

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