Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies IUB

Peter Mandaville "The Ambivalence of Islam in US Foreign Policy"

Reflecting on his three years working at the State Department during the Obama administration, Professor Mandaville will discuss the complex and at times contradictory approaches to Islam and Muslims that have characterized recent U.S. administrations. He will explore the legacy of Obama’s famed 2009 Cairo speech, US policy towards Islamist parties during the Arab Uprisings and their aftermath, as well as efforts to address the rise of ISIS. He will also assess how the Trump administration has approached these same issues. Arguing that Republican and Democratic administrations alike have followed a policy of “Muslim exceptionalism,” he will highlight some of the challenges associated with governments engaging world religion as an object of diplomacy.

Hosted by the IU CSRES Islam in the Global Sphere seminar

Thursday October 18, 2018 05:00 PM
Thursday October 18, 2018 07:00 PM
Bloomington Campus, Indiana Memorial Union, Persimmon Room
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