CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts)

Rising Nationalisms, Fading Minorities: Reflections on the Promises of Secularism for India and the World

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Thursday, March 26 to Friday, March 27, 2020
163 Student Union
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This series of events has been canceled.

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This two-day event will feature lecture, exhibition, and public conversation on the question of secularism in India and its impact on the world, particularly, in the Euro-American public sphere. Featuring Prof. Rajeev Bhargava, distinguished speaker and acknowledged expert on secularism in India, and Wright State University College of Liberal Arts faculty members, the event seeks to foreground the recent political developments in India that continue to marginalize its religious minorities. In a world where many countries have difficulty accepting migrants and refugees, this event seeks to highlight the peculiar and critical global moment of crisis today facing all nations, namely, how to accommodate differences in a world that is increasingly moving towards homogeneity of thought, practices, institutions, and politics. This two-day institute examines resources we could call upon to address our fundamental question of how best to live together. Could ancient political thought from one of our oldest civilizations be an answer? Come join us to explore the possibilities!

Schedule of Events

March 26–27 — CANCELED
Sites of Secularism - A Visual Exhibit
161 Millett Hall

March 26, 12:30 p.m. — CANCELED
Churches, Temples, Mosques: How should secular states deal with religious diversity?
Presented by Dr. Rajeev Bhargava
Student Union Discovery Room

This event is free and open to the public.


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