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A distinctive form of Muslim politics: Islamism and Post-Islamism Conference in Turkish Review

By • Aug 16th, 2015 • Category: News

Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the abolition of the institution of the Caliphate in 1924, Islam has become a focal point of reference for a variety of pan-Islamist movements, intellectual arguments and political activists. During the Cold War period…

Muslim theological scholar gives talk on religion, politics to Texas A&M Bush School students

By • Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: News

Muslim theological scholar Abdolkarim Soroush explained to Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service students Tuesday that the world must find a balance between religious duty and democratic rights to solve world conflicts and issues. Considered one of the leading minds in the Muslim community and named one of Time magazine’s 100 most […]

Support Victims of Domestic Violence in Iran

By • Jun 9th, 2012 • Category: News

A Special Program (in Farsi) with Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush & Mr. Abdolali Bazargan At ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Please join us on Saturday June 9, 2012 at 6:45 PM in a special program (in Farsi) with Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush and Mr. Abdolali Bazargan to discuss the issue of domestic violence in Iran and […]

Islamic Reform: Iranian Style – A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush

By • May 9th, 2012 • Category: News

A Public Lecture at University of Davis, CA
Middle East/ South Asia Studies
The Suad Joseph Lecture Series in Iranian Studies

Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture

By • Mar 15th, 2012 • Category: News

Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture Date: Thursday 15 March 2012 Time: 6-7.30pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building Speaker: Professor Abdulkarim Soroush Chair: Professor John Worrall Update, Monday 19 December: Please note, this event will be ticketed. For further details see ‘Ticket Information’ below. Professor Soroush will discuss the role of philosophy – and Popper’s thought […]

Islam: Reform and Revival

By • Dec 8th, 2011 • Category: News

Rumi, The Prophet of Love – A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush

By • May 23rd, 2011 • Category: News

Iran Targets Relatives of Opposition Leaders

By • Feb 22nd, 2011 • Category: News

by: Arash Aramesh In an attempt to place maximum pressure on leaders of the opposition, Iran’s security and intelligence agencies are arresting and harassing their children and close relatives. De-facto leaders of the opposition, Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi, are under house arrest and their families are under constant harassment by the government. According […]

Iranian Security Forces Target Dr Soroush’s Family and the Serat Institute

By • Feb 13th, 2011 • Category: News

News sources are reporting that security forces have recently raided the Serat Institute, the publishing house that publishes Dr Abdulkarim Soroush ‘s works, and its affiliated research institute. The security forces seized documents and subjected the students who were at the institute to many hours of detention, pressure and questioning.   According to Green Movement […]

Shi’ism in Need of Reform – A Talk by Abdolkarim Soroush

By • Jan 20th, 2011 • Category: News

Iranian Student Alliance in America   Shi’ism in Need of Reform: A Talk by Dr.Abdolkarim Soroush Lecture | January 20 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room Speaker/Performer: Abdolkarim Soroush Sponsors: Iranian Student Alliance in America-ISAA, Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program (RPGP),Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Iranian Student Alliance in America-ISAA proudly presents: Abdolkarim Soroush […]