Andrew March (Harvard University): "A Republic of Virtue or a Republic of Citizens? Ambiguities in Modern Islamic Democratic Theory"

Thu, Oct 26, 2017, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Corwin Hall, Room 127

Andrew F. March is a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and a Law and Social Change Fellow at the Islamic Legal Studies Program, both at Harvard University. Before that he was Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Yale University. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of political philosophy, Islamic law and political thought, religion, and political theory. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. His book, "Islam and Liberal Citizenship" (Oxford University Press, 2009), is an exploration of the Islamic juridical discourse on the rights, loyalties, and obligations of Muslim minorities in liberal polities, and won the 2009 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion. He has published articles on religion, liberalism, and Islamic law in, amongst other publications, the American Political Science Review, Philosophy & Public Affairs, Journal of Political Philosophy, European Journal of International Law, and Islamic Law and Society. During his fellowship year, he will be working on a book on the problem of divine and popular sovereignty in modern Islamic thought, titled "The Caliphate of Man."