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The Israel-Hamas War in Islamist Discourses

Tuesday 12 December 2023
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Guest Speaker: Dr Joas Wagemakers
Discussant: Dr Maurits Berger
Discussant and moderator: Dr Noa Schonmann

We invite you to a conversation with Dr Joas Wagemakers, associate professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University. Dr Wagemakers researches the intellectual history of modern Islam, with a focus on political thinking among Islamists, and will share with Leiden students and faculty his insights on Islamist discourses in light of the latest escalation of violence in Palestine/Israel.

The discussion group will be based on the background readings listed below. After a short introduction, we will engage in conversation about Islamist discourses up to and in light of the war in Israel/Palestine. Please come prepared with your questions and thoughts.


Registration for this event is mandatory and can be done via the button below. Please note that participation in this event is restricted to students and / or employees of Leiden University.

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Preparatory Reading

  • Esposito, John L. 2015. "Islam and Political Violence" Religions 6, no. 3: 1067-1081. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel6031067
  • Beverly Milton-Edwards (2006) Political Islam and the Palestinian–Israeli Conflict, Israel Affairs, 12:1, 65-85, DOI: 10.1080/13537120500381778
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