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Asia in Focus Speaker Series

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Spring 2016 Spring Speakers

Thursday, April 7th, 2:30-3:30pm, Ekstrom Library W104

Jeremy Menchik, Boston University

“Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism”

*Co-sponsored with the Weber Endowed Chair for Politics, Science, and Religion

This talk explains what tolerance means to the leaders of the world's largest Islamic organizations. It is based on two years of research in Indonesia - the world's largest Muslim-majority country and a consolidated democracy - and challenges the assumption that liberal modes of tolerance are necessary for making democracy work.



See the list of our past speakers here.