Exeter academics participated in a workshop at Chatham House entitled ‘Islam, Secularism and Security in Central Asia and Beyond'.

On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 November, John Heathershaw, David Lewis, Gregorio Bettiza and Edward Lemon from the Department of Politics and Rob Gleave from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies participated in a workshop at Chatham House entitled ‘Islam, Secularism and Security in Central Asia and Beyond.’

The workshop was the first of two, the second of which is to be held in April 2015 in Washington DC, and is funded by a grant awarded to John Heathershaw through the British Council’s Bridging Voices Programme. The first day was a closed session, attended by scholars, government officials and practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic; the meeting on the second day was open to the wider public and was used to launch John Heathershaw’s Chatham House Research Paper, co-authored with David W. Montgomery from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

The paper is freely available to download from the Chatham House website.

More information about the event can be found here: http://www.chathamhouse.org/event/myth-post-soviet-muslim-radicalization-central-asian-republics

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