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Religion and the FBI


October 24, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Building 110, Room 112


Kathryn Gin Lum

Sylvester Johnson (Northwestern University) and Steven Weitzman (Stanford University) share recent work on religion and the FBI in this informal colloquium organized by the American Religions Workshop. Professor Johnson will discuss the persistent role of the racialization of Islam in the history of the US intelligence state, and Professor Weitzman will speak about Religious Studies scholars who tried to “teach” the FBI about religion in the wake of the Branch Davidian/9-11 crises. Papers will be distributed in advance; please email Kathryn Gin Lum for copies.

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Initiative for Religious and Ethnic Understanding and Coexistence, supported by the President’s fund, the CCSRE, the Department of Religious Studies, and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies