Imperial Dreams and Realities: The Shaping of Social Pluralism in the Middle East
Professor Malik Habib will give the inaugural lecture in this planned new series on 2 October 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland and on 4 October 2018 at Boston College, Boston, USA.
2 October, 18.30 – Stiftung Zum Glockenhaus, Sihlstrasse 33, 8001 Zurich | London room, pdf
4 October, 17.00 – Devlin Hall 101, Boston College, Boston, MA, pdf
Lecture title: ‘Contemporary Imperial Actors and their Impact on Socio-Religious Pluralism in the Middle East’
About the speaker: Dr. Habib C. Malik is an Associate Professor of History and Cultural Studies at LAU Byblos, Lebanon. He has lectured and written widely in both English and Arabic on topics that include the history of ideas, Kierkegaard, existentialism, human rights, the plight of native Middle Eastern Christian communities, Lebanon, democracy in the Arab world, inter-religious dialogue, America and the Middle East, and Christian faith in a secular world.
Prof. Malik’s father Charles Malik, a Lebanese academic, diplomat and philosopher, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon from 1956 to 1958, was responsible for the drafting and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking UN declaration, which is one of the founding pillars of CSI (Art. 18, freedom of religion).