Korbel School hosted Creighton University’s Dr. Calvert to lecture on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

October 25, 2012

On October 24, the Center for Middle East Studies and the Korbel Faculty Lecture Series on Religion and Violence brought John Calvert, of Creighton University, to speak. Dr. Calvert delivered 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.