How the populist reference to "christian identity" runs against freedom of (any) religion
French political scientist Olivier Roy is a renowned expert on political Islam, fundamentalism, and the relationship between civil society and religions. He is a professor at the European University Institute in Florence. He headed the OSCE’s Mission to Tajikistan (1993–94) and was a Consultant for the UN Office of the Coordinator for Afghanistan (1988). Roy has written widely on youths rioting in French suburbs, arguing that they are not religiously motivated and that Islam is only used by troubled youths as a cover for pursuing extreme violence.
His public talk at the University of Zurich is part of the series "Globalization, Mediatization and Populism: Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century" to mark the conclusion of the NCCR Democracy research program.
No entrance fee, registration is not required.