Representations of ISIS and the Public Understanding of Religion

What ISIS Really Wants,” Graeme Wood’s much-discussed recent article in the Atlantic, has once again brought to the fore questions about the role religion scholars can play in ‘defining’ religion in the public square.
Graeme Wood joined Jocelyne Cesari, Ayesha Chaudhry, Anver Emon, and Emma Tomalin to examine the recent controversies over the way in which ISIS/ISIL is represented in the public square by academics and journalists. They also discussed how those representations have helped and/or hindered understanding what ISIS is, the risk it poses, and how to mitigate that threat.  

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the American Academy of Religion's Committee for the Public Understanding of Religion.

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