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Along with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and other campus partners, we are pleased to invite you to the inaugural Scholars at Risk lecture at UT Austin. Dr. Halil Yenigün will deliver "'Islamic Democracy' Arrested? Resistance to Authoritarian Transition in Turkey," on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 pm in the Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306) at Texas Law. A reception in the Sheffield-Massey Room will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public, though we encourage you to register.
Dr. Halil Ibrahim Yenigün is currently a visiting scholar in Islamic studies at Stanford University, having been dismissed from his position as assistant professor of political theory at Istanbul Commerce University soon after Erdoğan's regime began the purge and persecution of academics who signed the Academics for Peace petition. He researches and publishes on comparative political theory, with a focus on contemporary Muslim political thought. Dr. Yenigün joins us on campus as a part of the Scholars at Risk program. Scholars at Risk is an international network to which UT belongs that assists threatened scholars and promotes academic freedom. More information about the Scholars at Risk program is available here.
Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00pm
School of Law, Eidman Courtroom, CCJ 2.306
727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705
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