The 9/11 Generation: Young Muslims in the New World Order

Advanced Seminar Co-chairs Adeline Masquelier, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, and Benjamin F. Soares, Senior Research Fellow, African Studies Center, Leiden

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm

The 9/11 Generation: Young Muslims in the New World OrderThe 9/11 Generation: Young Muslims in the New World OrderAdvanced Seminar Co-chaired by Adeline Masquelier, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University and Benjamin F. Soares, Senior Research Fellow, Afrika-Studiecentrum, Leiden, April 3–7, 2011.The 9/11 Generation: Young Muslims in the New World OrderAdvanced Seminar Co-chaired by Adeline Masquelier, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University and Benjamin F. Soares, Senior Research Fellow, Afrika-Studiecentrum, Leiden, April 3–7, 2011.

The traumatic events of September 11, 2001 have shaped the consciousness of a new global generation. What it means to be young and Muslim has changed. Coming of age in a Muslim majority society or as a Muslim minority in America and Europe is described by the co-chairs of this SAR seminar. The place of youth in both Muslim and religiously heterogeneous societies is examined. Islam as a source of identification for youth within the context of globalization and heightened religious debates is also discussed.

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