Co-produced by Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, this free open-to-the-public conversation will argue that there is no distinct separation between bodies, things, and cityscapes, and in this theoretical mould will explore how the intense experiences of the Egyptian revolts in 2011 are connected to the city of Cairo.
Blasphemy is one of the most contentious issues in contemporary Pakistan. Founded as a safe homeland for Muslims, the country has wrestled with the role of Islam in the state since its inception. In this free public lecture, part of Aga Khan University's Governance Programme, historian Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash will explore the history of blasphemy laws in Pakistan, and their effect on free speech and the rights of religious minority groups.
Hosted at the Aga Khan Centre in King's Cross, the programme of workshops and lectures explore how Muslim societies develop political systems that promote public welfare, achieve popular legitimacy and recognise minority rights in a time marked by heated debates over tradition, religion and modernity. See the programme of upcoming events here.