Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Kravis Center, Third Floor, Board Room 367
The Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom Presents a talk by Gary Jacobsohn
University of Texas at Austin
“Religion, Republicanism, and Emergency Power”
The lecture proposes to consider the question of religion and politics in terms much less familiar to the discourse with which we in the US are most familiar. Yet significantly it is a discourse familiar to other national audiences – India in particular – and the lecture is a comparative exercise that endeavors to glean from a critical moment in Indian constitutional history some important insights of possible relevance to the American political scene. By framing the threat to secular constitutionalism as an emergency problem, the lecture seeks to re-frame the way we think about the relationship between democracy and the spiritual and temporal domains.
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