ISIS and the Global Rise of Religious Rebellions

On April 28, 2016, CGS welcomed to campus Mark Juergensmeyer – Founding Director, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and Department of Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara to discuss ISIS and the Global Rise of Religious Rebellions



The rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq is an example of how religious resistance to the spread of democratic values and religious tolerance has increasingly turned violent. Mark Juergensmeyer reported on his recent interviews with ISIS refugees in Iraq and address the clash of values motivating this and other religious challenges to the secular state.

Hosted by: Center for Global Studies

In conjunction with: Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Comparative and World Literature, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of French and Italian, Department of History, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Department of Political Science, Department of Religion, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Sociology, European Union Center, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS), Spurlock Museum, Unit for Criticism


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