Maurits S. Berger

The Dutch Studies Program, in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies presents:

The Third Wave: Islamization of Europe, or Europeanization of Islam? 

—A Lecture by Maurits S. Berger (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Are Europe and Islam at crossroads with a choice of either Europe becoming Islamic or the Islam becoming European? This concern among many Europeans is fueled by the notion of the ‘third wave’ of Muslims into Europe. In this lecture, Maurits Berger will discuss the facts, fears and figures that underlie these anxieties, including sharia courts, radicalization and terrorism, freedom of religion, birth rates of Muslims and the Leiden battle cry “Better Turkish than Popish!”

Prof. Dr. Maurits S. Berger (1964) is professor of Islam in the Contemporary West at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He is also senior research associate with the Clingendael Institute for International Relations in The Hague and member of the Advisory Council for International Affairs at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

January 24, 2013, 201 Moses Hall 6.30-7.30pm.

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