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EPL and MENA Present:

How Can This Be Legal? Religion and the "Muslim Ban"

2019-06-03 18:00:00 2019-06-03 19:30:00 America/Chicago EPL and MENA Present: Main Library

Monday, June 03
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-06-03 18:00:00 2019-06-03 19:30:00 America/Chicago EPL and MENA Present: Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University’s Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) present talks on the culture, politics, religion, and society of the Middle East and North Africa. Main Library

Main Library

Community Meeting Room (107)

Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University’s Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) present talks on the culture, politics, religion, and society of the Middle East and North Africa.

Within one week of becoming president in January 2017, Donald Trump issued an executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”  The order, and a second iteration that followed, were enjoined by the Federal Courts.  In June 2018, however, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a third iteration of the ban, Proclamation No. 9645, which placed entry restrictions on the nationals of eight states whose systems for sharing information the president deemed inadequate.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit that followed alleged that the primary purpose of the Proclamation was religious animus and that the President’s stated concerns about vetting protocols and national security were but pretexts for discriminating against Muslims. The latter argument did not prevail, however, and the ban stands. With the rise of anti-Muslim discourse at the highest levels of the American government, how could the Supreme Court find that Proclamation 9645 (the “Muslim ban”) is not about religion?

In this talk, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd will explore the understandings of religion, and its presumed separation from national security, that characterize current American legal and political discourse.

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is Professor of Politics and Religious Studies and serves on the faculty of the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University. She co-directs the Global Politics & Religion Research Group, the Politics of Religion at Home and Abroad project, and Talking Religion: Publics, Politics and the Media. She is the author of The Politics of Secularism in International Relations and Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion and co-editor of Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age and Politics of Religious Freedom.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Authors & Book Discussions |

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The Main library is an epicenter of information and the various forms of literacy. Its assets expand beyond books, audiobooks and DVDs to include public Internet stations and building-wide Wi-Fi, arts performances and displays, author presentations, financial and immigration programs, and much more. The Main Library is the primary focus of our absolute and continuous commitment to meeting the diverse expectations and needs of Evanston residents.

La Biblioteca Principal es un epicentro de información y diversas formas de alfabetización. Sus colecciones se expanden más allá de los libros, audiolibros y DVD para incluir estaciones públicas de Internet y Wi-Fi en todo el edificio, presentaciones y exhibiciones artísticas, presentaciones de autores, programas financieros y de inmigración, y mucho más. La Biblioteca Principal es el enfoque nuestro compromiso absoluto y continuo para cumplir con las diversas expectativas y necesidades de los residentes de Evanston.

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