Migration and the Post-consensus Society

11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 4, 2017
Carnegie Hall 404

Join us for a talk by Dr. Peter O'Brien, Professor of Political Science at Trinity University. In The Muslim Question in Europe, O’Brien challenges the popular notion of a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West purportedly brought onto European soil by large-scale immigration. He explains clashes within Western civilization among three prominent ideologies – liberalism, nationalism, and postmodernism – none of which has been able definitively to dismiss philosophically or defeat politically the other two rivals. Muslim Europeans do not represent a monolithic anti-Western bloc -- a Trojan horse -- within Europe. Although they vehemently disagree among themselves, it is along the same basic liberal, nationalist, and postmodern contours as non-Muslim Europeans. Persistent, insurmountable normative discord significantly contributes to policy “messiness,” that is, to inconsistent, contradictory policies that tend to work at cross-purposes.

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Anthropology, German Studies, International Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies

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