On April 23, 2015 the University of Colorado, together with The Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank (ICE), are co-hosting a discussion on the cultural challenges raised by the Islamic world’s relationship with modernity. The event includes two afternoon public lectures on campus, and an evening panel discussion off-campus at Boulder’s Integral Center.
Our distinguished Islamic guest scholars are Shireen T. Hunter from Georgetown University, and Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver. Their afternoon lectures will focus on reforming Islam and on the Islamic world’s complex relationship with the West.
Our guest scholars will then participate in an evening panel discussion with Professor Michael Zimmerman and Steve McIntosh, President of ICE. The panel will consider the challenges of Islamic reform from the integral perspective on cultural evolution. Both the lectures and the panel will be followed by questions and dialogue with the audience. Please join us!
Read Steve McIntosh’s paper “Fostering Evolution in Islamic Culture“.
CULTURAL CHALLENGES FOR EMERGING ISLAMIC MODERNISM
Public lecture and panel discussion, free and open to the public
Thursday, April 23
2:30 – 4:30 pm.
CU campus, Koelbel Building, room 300 (CU Business School)
Integral Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 23
7:30 – 9:30
The Integral Center, 2805 Broadway, Boulder, CO. Attend in person or watch it on the Livestream via the web.
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Shireen T. Hunter, PhD, Research Professor, Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and Director of the Carnegie Project on Reformist Islam. Dr. Hunter is is author of nine books and editor of/ contributor to seven books, plus several monographs and 80 book chapters and journal articles.
Nader Hashemi, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and Director of the DU Center for Middle East Studies. Dr. Hashemi is author of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies, along with dozens of book chapters and articles.
Steve McIntosh, JD, is President and Senior Fellow of ICE. He is author of Evolution’s Purpose, and Integral Consciousness, as well as the recent paper “Fostering Evolution in Islamic Culture.”
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