This event launches the LSE Forum on Religion, established to provide LSE and the broader community with a space for coordinated, interdisciplinary discussion on religion in contemporary society. Two leading authorities in the field, Alain Touraine and Serif Mardin, will discuss the relationship between Islam and secularism in the intriguing cases of France and Turkey, followed by a commentary by Nilüfer Göle.

Nilüfer Göle is director of studies at the Center for Sociological Analysis and Intervention (CADIS) at the École des Hautes Études, Paris. Alain Touraine is director of studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Chair: Professor Simon Glendinning

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email or call 020 7955 6043.

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Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science

This is not an Ekklesia event