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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Moderating the Nation: Official Reconstructions of Religious Practice in Pakistan

Tue, May 4, 2010 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GEB 3.212

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Sadaf Aziz

Prof. Sadaf Aziz from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will be give a talk on the post 9/11 efforts by the Pakistani state to moderate the state discourse of Islam to bring it into the liberal fold through a policy of 'Enlightened Moderation'. She will be analyzing the various methods of “religious managerialism” as a question of state sovereignty in the post 9/11 era. The paper will look at the career of Javed Ahmed Ghamidi a Islamist public intellectual who shot to fame during General Musharraf tenure.

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute & The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center For Human Rights and Justice


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