Time: 02:00 PM
Join the Lectures in Catholic Experience for the next presentation in the 2021-2022 Fog and Light series, on Wednesday, February 16th at 2:00 p.m. Mark Juergensmeyer, professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, speaks on "What the Taliban and QAnon Have in Common: The Global Rise of Religious Nationalism". The lecture will take place online using the Teams platform. Join us by using this link.
ABOUT THE LECTURE
The return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan and the virulent insurrection at the United States capitol on January 6, 2021 have some eerie similarities. They fit into a pattern of hostile new right-wing anti-immigrant politics surfacing throughout the world; even Canada is not spared. Professor Mark Juergensmeyer argues that the global rise of right-wing religious neo-nationalism is part of a thirty-year assault on the secular state triggered by globalization and the erosion of secular national identities. Though ideologically anti-global, these movements are themselves a part of the dynamics of globalization that is transforming the world. Theirs are imagined wars, and they can dissipate as quickly as they arose. How they might end will be in the concluding section of the lecture.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Co-sponsored by the Lectures in Catholic Experience and
Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) at the University of Waterloo.
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