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Islamic Liberalism: Real or False Hope?

  • The Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

The Cato Institute is hosting an event featuring Mustafa Akyol, Author, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (W. W. Norton and Company, 2011), Visiting Senior Fellow, The Freedom Project, Wellesley College; and Shadi Hamid, Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy Studies, Brookings Institution; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

Mustafa Akyol, a longtime defender of “Islamic liberalism,” is optimistic. Shadi Hamid is more pessimistic, arguing that Islam is “exceptional,” in the sense of being essentially resistant to liberalism. Please join us for this timely and provocative debate.

Event Details

  • Date: February 14, 2017

  • When: 4:00-5:30 PM

  • Where: Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW