Symposium on Secularization at NYU

For those in NYC- See you there

This Thursday’s (10-22) public symposium with Judith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West.  The event will run from 3:00-8:00PM. The doors to the Great Hall (7th @ Bowery) will open at 2:00PM.  We expect this to be a full-capacity event, and we advise you to arrive early to secure seating.

3:00 – Welcome—Jonathan VanAntwerpen, SSRC

3:15-5:00 – Panel I
Jürgen Habermas, “The Political” – The Rational Sense of a
Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology
Charles Taylor, Why We Need a Radical Redefinition of Secularism
moderated by Craig Calhoun, SSRC and NYU

5:00-5:45 – Intermission

5:45-7:30 – Panel II
Judith Butler, Is Judaism Zionism? Religious Sources for the
Critique of Violence
Cornel West, Prophetic Religion and The Future of Capitalist
moderated by Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook

7:30-8:00- Panel III
Craig Calhoun will moderate an open discussion between Judith
Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West.


Here is a summary of the lectures.

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