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Past Event

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason

Christopher de Bellaigue, who has covered the Middle East since 1996, will discuss his latest book, The Islamic Enlightenment, which discusses Islamic history as it relates to the modern world. De Bellaigue posits that, contrary to popular opinion, remarkable men and women from across the Muslim world have welcomed modern ideals and practices.

MLF Organizer
Celia Menczel

MLF: Middle East

May 5, 2017

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States


Christopher de Bellaigue

M.A. in Oriental Studies, Cambridge; Journalist; Author, The Islamic Enlightenment; Contributor, The New Yorker; Former Tehran Correspondent, The Economist

Jonathan Curiel

Journalist; Author, Al' America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots—Moderator