On 16 October 2019, the ICR will open its doors for the first time with the launch of Islamophobia and Surveillance: Genealogies of a Global Order. Investigating the origins of the 21st century world-system for spying on Muslims, the book traverses the religious wars of early modern Europe, colonial India, and the War on Terror.

The book argues against those who contend that capitalism is the root cause of today’s Islamophobia. Instead, the contributors point to the centuries of ideas that have shaped the global West’s politics of religion, governance, and revolution.

The ICR is delighted to welcome Islamophobia expert, Dr Naaz Rashid, from the University of Sussex, who will discuss Islamophobia and Surveillance following a presentation by our Director, Professor James Renton.

The event will be chaired by Professor John Solomos, Joint Editor of the world-leading journal, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick.

Time: 13.00-14.30.

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