Baker Institute Student Forum -- The Uncomfortable New Clothes: Policymaking and Religion in Europe

Sean Oliver-Dee, Ph.D., is the adviser on inter-religious issues for the Archbishop of Canterbury"s representative to the EU and an associate research fellow at the London School of Theology (LST). Oliver-Dee is interested in supervising students conducting research in the field of Islamic identity and authority issues. This could focus on the theology of authority and/or political theory, as well as on modern Salafist philosophy, both in India and in the Middle East. His own research has examined Western governmental engagement with Islamic governance, and he has also studied questions of citizenship and identity for both Christians and Muslims. In addition to his work at LST, Oliver-Dee is a regular consultant for the government on identity issues and has written several papers for nongovernmental organizations and think tanks. He taught the level 3 course "Islam in the Modern World" at LST in 2007-2008 and continues to teach seminars and lectures on an occasional basis at the school. Oliver-Dee completed his Ph.D. in British engagement in issues of Islamic governance in the summer of 2008 at LST. His doctoral dissertation was published by Rowman and Littlefield in August 2009.

Group(s): Baker Institute
Speaker Sean Oliver-Dee


Mon, April 4, 2011
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago