CUES was delighted to welcome Prof. Urpo Kovala (University of Jyväskylä) and Dr. James Carr (University of Limerick) to UL on Thursday November 7th to discuss anti-Islam discourses in Finland and Ireland and the emotions central to the debate. In his talk "The rise of political populism and anti-Islam discourses in Finland" Urpo Kovala introduced his on-going research project funded by the Academy of Finland "Populism as movement and rhetoric" (2012-2016). He discussed the issue of Islam in Finland and the emergence and role of anti-Islam discourses in the recent debates around the rise of populism. James spoke to Prof Kovala’s paper by providing insights from his research on the lived experiences of anti-Muslim racism in the Irish context; drawing also from the perceptions of members of Muslim communities towards populist anti-Islam discourses.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
University of Limerick