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The Sacred #31: Shadi Hamid

The Sacred #31: Shadi Hamid

In the 31st episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. 30/01/2019

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Shadi Hamid is a political scientist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, in their Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy. Hes also a contributing editor for The Atlantic. He’s author most recently of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World, and co–author of rethinking political Islam.  This episode explores his sacred value of respecting democratic outcomes, why representational intersectional politics is making being a public Muslim a bit more complex, his love for Christian political theologian Abraham Kuyper and his contrarian tendencies. 

This podcast is a project of Theos Think Tank (@theosthinktank) and is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield (@theoselizabeth).

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

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Posted 30 January 2019

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