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Anti-Islam Discourses in Finland and Ireland

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