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Laurier's Athletes of the Week: Maxine Murchie and Dillon Campbell Laurier's Athletes of the Week: Maxine Murchie and Dillon Campbell
(News Release - Sep 15)
Laurier research centre offers community research internship program
(Campus Update - Sep 15)
Laurier working with City of Brantford on acquisition of Market Square Laurier working with City of Brantford on acquisition of Market Square
(Campus Update - Sep 12)
IPRM progress update
(Notice - Sep 12)
7 things you need to know about Laurierís new website
(Notice - Sep 11)
Reminder: Presidentís Town Halls Sept. 11 (Waterloo) & Sept. 12 (Brantford) Reminder: Presidentís Town Halls Sept. 11 (Waterloo) & Sept. 12 (Brantford)
(Notice - Sep 10)
Introducing Laurier Music's 2014-15 concert calendar: first event Sept.11 Introducing Laurier Music's 2014-15 concert calendar: first event Sept.11
(Campus Update - Sep 10)
Reminder: Employee Achievement Awards take place Sept. 23 Reminder: Employee Achievement Awards take place Sept. 23
(Notice - Sep 10)
Award-winning singer Susan Aglukark to lead Aboriginal round dance at Laurier today Award-winning singer Susan Aglukark to lead Aboriginal round dance at Laurier today
(Campus Update - Sep 10)
Mark Humphries named Dunkley Chair in War and Canadian Experience
(Campus Update - Sep 10)
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Ali Zaidi, Global Studies Ali Zaidi is a comparative social theorist interested in fundamental questions on not only religious fundamentalism, but also fundamental questions about religion in a post secular, global age. More specifically, he focused on the assumptions underlying our knowledge of Islam and modernity. In 2011, his book Islam, Modernity and the Human Sciences was published. It argues that the human sciences such as sociology, anthropology, and political science, which are all rooted in traditions of critique, may actually hinder our attempt at intercultural understanding and dialogue since they often preemptively dismiss notions of the Sacred.

Ali Zaidi
Assistant Professor,
Global Studies