Monday, October 26, 2009

Islam and Modernity Lecture Tonight

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Muslim law professor and Fulbright Scholar Fikret Karcic, a professor of law at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will deliver a lecture on Islam and modernity tonight at Boise State.

Karcic has been on campus this month as a visiting specialist through the Fulbright Program’s “Direct Access to the Muslim World” initiative. Karcic is a legal historian with a particular interest in Islamic law in non-Muslim countries and Muslim institutions and modernization.

From a 2007 Radio Free Europe interview: "I disagree with this theory, for I do not think that what we are seeing today is indeed a clash of civilizations — Western and Islamic — but rather a clash of divergent interests, which are being disguised as cultural or religious and then presented as such. But I am afraid that if we keep endlessly addressing this notion of the clash of civilization, we might well end up in just such a clash."

Karcic delivers a public talk on Islam and Modernity tonight, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Student Union Building Jordan Ballroom. The talk is sponsored by the Boise State Writing Project, and is free and open to the public.

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