Event Date and time: Wednesday 7 December 2016 | 6:00 PM –7:30 PM

Venue details: LSE TWR2.9.04, Tower 2 | 99 Aldwych London | WC2B 4JF

Organisers:LSE Middle East Centre | s.sfeir@lse.ac.uk

Event website: A ‘Revolutionary Education’? Algeria, West Africa, and the postcolonial politics of Islam A ‘Revolutionary Education’? Algeria, West Africa, and the postcolonial politics of Islam

Event cost: Free

In different ways, legacies of Islamic reform have profoundly impacted the politics and societies of North and West Africa. In this lecture, Andrew Lebovich examines the largely unexplored connections in the colonial and postcolonial era between reformist Muslims in Algeria and West Africa, the impact of these ties on the development of regional Islamic reform, and what they might say about Algeria’s sometimes fraught relationship with the rest of Africa.

Andrew Lebovich is a visiting fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations, and is also completing his PhD in African History at Columbia University. His research focuses on contemporary North and West Africa, with a particular emphasis on religion, politics, and society in postcolonial Algeria, Mali and Niger.

John King is Assistant Secretary at the Society for Algerian Studies.

The LSE Middle East Centre builds on LSE’s long engagement with the Middle East and North Africa and provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out at LSE.

Suggested hashtag for this event is #LSEMaghreb.

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