Korbel School to host lecture on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Room 150 Cherrington Hall

On October 24, the Center for Middle East Studies and the Korbel Faculty Lecture Series on Religion and Violence will bring Dr. John Calvert, of Creighton University, to speak. Dr. Calvert will deliver his lecture entitled “Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: Between Ideology and Political Pragmatism”.

Dr. Calvert studies social protest and political resistance movements in the modern Middle East. He is especially interested in the ways by which opposition groups and individuals employ symbols, doctrines and vocabularies derived from the Islamic heritage. His research focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood, with particular reference to Sayyid Qutb; jihadi organizations and ideologies; and the intersection between Islamism and nationalism.

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