The Inaugural Danforth Lecture Series: Professor Talal Asad Lecture: “Thinking About Religion, Belief, and Politics” Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is a scholar of vast interdisciplinary reach and influence. He has written critically important reflections on the shaping of religion and secularism in the modern West, especially as those constructs were formed through encounters with Islam. His books include On Suicide Bombing (Columbia University Press, 2007), Formations of the Secular (Stanford University Press, 2003), and Genealogies of Religion (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993).
Reception follows in the Presidential Dining Room, Prospect House
Department of Religion