Friday, January 26, 8:45-11:45am and 1:15-2:45pm, Thompson Library [11th floor], 1858 Neil Ave. Mall

What role does religion play in the formation and preservation of national identity? What should we do when religious pluralism threatens the integrity of the political community? Are transnational religious commitments compatible with national political ones?

8:45-9am: Welcoming Remarks

9-11:45am: Sessions 1 and 2: Islam and the liberal state

9:00-10:30am: Presentations and Moderated Discussion

10:45-11:45a: Audience questions and answers


• Mustafa Akyol (Freedom Project, Wellesley College)

• Zareena Grewal (American Studies and Religious Studies, Yale University)

• Shadi Hamid (Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution)


• Amna Akbar (Law, The Ohio State University)

1:15-2:45pm: Session 3: Religion and American national identity


• Sam Haselby (Aeon Magazine)

• Tisa Wenger (Divinity School, Yale University)


• Korie Edwards (Sociology, The Ohio State University)

Sponsored by OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values.


Friday, January 26, 2018 - 8:45am

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