Pembroke Center Research Lecture

December 2, 2017

"Idealizations of Peace in Islamic Political Thought: The Case of Sayyid Qutb"


Murad Idris
Assistant Professor of Political Theory
University of Virginia

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5:30 pm, Pembroke Hall 305

Murad Idris is Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the University of Virginia. His interests include war and peace, language and politics, critical theory, and religion and post-colonialism. His first book, Unmaking Peace (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) examines idealizations of peace across Western and Islamic thought, from Plato to Immanuel Kant and Sayyid Qutb. His current project studies constructions of Islam in relation to peace, reform, and law. He is also co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory with Leigh Jenco and Megan Thomas. Idris received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and previously held fellowships at Columbia University, Harvard University, and Cornell University.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Pembroke Center and the C.V. Starr Foundation Lectureship

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