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The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

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The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
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Saturday, December 1 • 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Turkey: The Hijab and its place in Secularism

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A prevailing view amongst many Western feminists is the belief that the hijab is a symbol of oppression and must be done away with as a step towards furthering female autonomy.  Such feminists might, thus, view Turkey as a utopia with its liberal-minded, predominantly Muslim population. With a strong emphasis on embracing Western secularism and the realization of Islam as an assault against democracy, Turkey’s efforts to dissociate religion from the state have been relentless. Highlighting the controversial Kavakçi case, this project hones in  on the intersection of government authority, individual liberties, and feminism.


Ahsan, Chanze

Social Justice College

Minhas, Jasmine

Social Justice College


Bhagawat Acharya

Junior Fellow, Discovery College

Ron Smith

Senior Fellow, Global College

Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:25pm EST
055 Coleman