Neither Heroes, Nor Villains: A Conversation with Talal Asad on Egypt after Morsi

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On July 11, 2013, Ayça Çubukçu, IGLP Network Member and Jadaliyya Turkey Page Co-Editor spoke with Talal Asad, distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Scholar of Secularism and Middle Eastern Studies, to discuss his thoughts on the military intervention in Egypt July 3, 2013.

Some say it was a coup, others insist it was a response to the people’s demands.  To see what Dr. Asad has to say, read the full discussion in Jadaliyya.

 

ABOUT:

Ayça Çubukçu joined the London School of Economics in May 2012 as a Lecturer in Human Rights at the Department of Sociology and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Before LSE, she taught for the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. During the 2009-2010 academic year, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.

In her research, Dr Çubukçu examines competing grammars of legality, justice and legitimacy imagined by scholars and activists in response to cases of war, intervention and occupation for “liberation.” Throughout her scholarship, she focuses on the entanglement of international law and human rights ideals with the ethics and politics of violence.