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    How religion and nationalism fuel conflict in Southeast Asia

    When: Friday, February 24, 2017, 9:30 — 11:00 a.m.

    Where: The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC


    In his new book, “Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia” (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Joseph Liow explores the complex role of national identity in religious conflict and the influence of religion on competing conceptions of nationhood. Drawing on case studies in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia to examine the historical roots of these ongoing disputes, Liow’s latest book provides critical new scholarship on the intersection of these threads across the Asia-Pacific region. The role of religion in national conflicts often remains unexamined or underappreciated by contemporary policymakers and analysts.

    On February 24, the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) and Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World will host Joseph Liow to discuss his book and explore implications for the new administration’s policies toward Islam and Southeast Asia. Brookings Senior Fellow Shadi Hamid will provide remarks and moderate the discussion. At the end of the program, Liow will take questions from the audience.

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