The integration of Muslims is one of the most challenging issues in Europe today, with some skeptics proposing that Muslims’ conservative religious values and practices are incompatible with progressive and secular norms in contemporary Europe. This talk will question those assumptions by exploring the extent to which difficulties in Muslim integration reflect common challenges among all immigrant communities and explore the ramifications of thinking about the Muslim community in either religious or immigration terms. This lecture is presented by Rahsaan Maxwell, an associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This event is part of the Humanities in Action series, which takes place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events. Register ahead of time and pay $18 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association. Tuition is $20 for everyone paying at the door.