A week of philosophical encounters

A week of philosophical encounters

Speakers and Lectures:

Cengiz Aktar, A Muslim Member of the European Union
Sadik Al-Azm, Turkey, Secularism and the EU: A View from Damascus
Gil Anidjar, ‘Was al-Andalus Here or There?’ Integrations of Memory from Maimonides to Darwish
Albena Azmanova, Against the Politics of Fear: on the Political Economy of Public Deliberations as a Tool for Inclusive Pluralism
Zygmunt Bauman, Migration and Identities in the Globalized World
Seyla Benhabib, Human Rights, International Law and Democratic

Robin Celikates and Stefan Gosepath, Freedom of Expression in Pluralist Societies – Its Justification and Political Point
Fred Dallmayr, Religion, Politics and Islam: Toward Multiple Modes of Democracy
Abdou Filali-Ansary, The Value of Pluralism in Religiously Diverse Societies
Nilüfer G?le
Ramin Jahanbegloo, Democratic Governance and the Challenge of Religious Pluralism in Muslim Societies
Matthias Kettner, Internet-based Public Spheres – A Cultural Resource for Democratic Pluralism?
Stephen Macedo, Civic Education, History, and Truth: Recognizing and Repairing National Partiality
Sebastiano Maffettone, Liberal Post-Colonialism?
Susanna Mancini, Unveiling the limits of tolerance: constitutional secularism and the challenge of new and old fundamentalisms
Alfred Stepan, The Multiple Secularisms of Modern Democratic and Non-Democratic Regimes
Roberto Toscano, Questioning Democracy
Alain Touraine, Common Citizenship and Cultural Pluralism
Yirmiyahu Yovel, The Other Within: the Marranos. Split Identity and Emerging Modernity


Topic: Religion: A Source of Integration or Disintegration?

Topic: Global Modernities, Foreign Policy and Identity
Participants: Ye?im Arat, Dilek Kurban, Umut Ozkirimili, Soli ?zel, Fuat Keyman, Ibrahim Kalin

Topic: Pluralism in Europe and the Accession of Turkey to the EU

Week schedule:

Wednesday, May 19

9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. Registration for students
10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.  Seminars opening: Official Greetings
10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Opening lecture     
3.00  p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Introduction, Lecture and Discussion with Young Scholars: Dialogue on Civilizations in Istanbul

Thursday, May 20- Sunday May 23  

10.00 a.m. –11.45 a.m.  Lecture
Coffee break
12.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.  Lecture

Tutoring sessions

To be defined.

Monday, May 24

10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Lectures
Concluding Remarks.