Ayaan Hirsi Ali - T1164542272Born in Somalia, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a member of the Dutch Parliament for the Liberal Party for Freedom and Democracy. In 2004, together with Theo Van Gogh, Hirsi Ali made the short film Submission about the oppression of women in Islamic cultures, a film which led to the assassination of Theo Van Gogh by an Islamic militant in November of that year. At the ICA, Hirsi Ali will talk about Islam and the dilemmas of multiculturalism in Europe, and about freedom of expression. She will be interviewed by Timothy Garton Ash, Director of the European Studies Centre at St Anthony’s College, Oxford, author of Free World and a contributor to the book Free Expression is No Offence. Their conversation will be preceeded by a showing of the short film Submission.
|25 Nov 05||ICA, Inner London :: V205|
listing details L0554617701
Gerry Adams - T0689793051To coincide with the publication of his personal manifesto, Gerry Adams, MP for West Belfast and President of Sinn Fein, comes to the ICA to present a landmark lecture on the future for Irish republicanism following the standing-down of the IRA. After his short lecture, Adams will be interviewed on everything from the future of republicanism to the idea of multiculturalism to the progress of the war on terror by Peter Taylor, the author of Provos and maker of the recent BBC series
|22 Nov 05||ICA, Inner London :: V205|
listing details L01928189452
America's Mistakes: How the UK Must Avoid the US Model of Multiculturalism - T098015274A conversation between Richard Holloway, one of the most outspoken figures in the modern church, who recently stood down as the Bishop of Edinburgh; and David Goodhart, editor of Prospect magazine. Holloway believes that one the main problems of multiculturalism is the new assertiveness of strong religion. He warns: ‘Strongly held religious beliefs do not comport very well with the kind of tolerance that is the necessary lubricant in multicultural societies. The real test of multiculturalism is being fought out in the US, where the religious right is not interested in co-existing, only in wresting control and taking over.’ Goodhart’s essay in Prospect last year ‘Too Diverse?’ launched a national debate on the potential conflict between diversity and the solidarity required to sustain a high-tax welfare society. He argues that if Britain’s common culture is eroded too far by multiculturalism the country will end up like America — highly diverse but also highly individualistic, unequal and racially balkanised. Instead of multiculturalism we need an ideology of liberal, inclusive national citizenship.
|21 Nov 05||ICA, Inner London :: V205|
listing details L01074136759
Tariq Ramadan: Islam in Europe - T02119444891
|9 Nov 05||ICA, Inner London :: V205|
listing details L02103099617