Halil Ibrahim Yenigün received his doctorate in 2013 from the University of Virginia’s political theory program with his dissertation titled The Political Ontology of Islamic Democracy: An Ontological Narrative of Contemporary Muslim Political Thought. Until January 2016, he taught as an assistant professor of political theory at Istanbul Commerce University and was a research fellow at Sabanci University Istanbul Policy Center’s POMEAS Project. Both as a scholar and public intellectual, Yenigün is involved in several NGOs that work on human rights, social justice issues and free circulation of ideas. He has served as a founding member and general coordinator at Istanbul Think-house (Istanbul Düşünce Evi- IDE), and he is currently the deputy secretary general at MAZLUMDER Human Rights Association. Please contact Cemil Aydin with questions.
This event is sponsored by the Carolina Seminar in Transnational and Modern Global History in cooperation with the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and the Duke Islamic Studies Center.