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2012-13 Graduate School Public Lectures: Gary Jacobsohn
Kane Hall 120, UW Seattle

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Gary Jacobsohn, professor of constitutional and comparative law at the University of Texas at Austin, will present Religion, Republicanism, and Emergency Power: American Lessons from the Indian Experience.

Jacobsohn's discussion will examine the intersection of religion and politics by examining political and religious strife in India. Jacobsohn will look at how the debate impacts modern India and how the country is grappling with conflicts between the ideologies.

Jacobsohn will seek to re-frame the way we think about the relationship between democracy and the spiritual and temporal domains. He will proceed by way of an extended American hypothetical – the ascendance of theocratic rule in an American state – and a notorious instance of ethno/religious conflict – the destruction of a mosque in an Indian state. The juxtaposition of these two events — one imaginary and the other quite real — focuses our attention on the vexed relationship between religion and republican governance.

Cost: FREE

Date:
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Address:
UW Seattle campus
Seattle, WA 98195

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