On September 10, Jocelyne Cesari, professor of Islamic studies at Harvard University, delivered a lecture entitled "Religion and Political Participation of Muslims in the West (It is not what you think)". Dr. Cesari's lecture is part of the EUC's Islam in Europe Lecture Series. You can watch her full lecture below or by clicking here:
Jocelyne Cesari is a Research Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for European Studies, and teaches at the Harvard Divinity School and at the Government Department. At Harvard, she is Director of the interfaculty Islam in the West Program (see http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/research/iw). This research program produced a major publication, the Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States, which was published by Greenwood Press in September of 2007. She also coordinates the new web-based initiative on contemporary Islamic thinking called Islamopedia Online (www.islamopediaonline.org), and is the scientific coordinator for http://www.euro-islam.info.