Book Presentation: "The Universal Enemy"

The Universal Enemy. Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity, Darryl Li, Stanford University Press, 2019, 384 p.

Thursday march 12th 2020, 10h30-12h30, CERI, Paris. Speaker: Darryl Li, University of Chicago. Discussant: François Burgat, IREMAM.
Darryl Li is assistant professor of anthropology in the department of anthropology at the University of Chicago. Darryl Li is an anthropologist and attorney working at the intersection of war, law, migration, empire, and race with a focus on transregional linkages between the Middle East, South Asia, and the Balkans. Li has participated in litigation arising from the "War on Terror" as party counsel, amicus, or expert witness, including in Guantánamo habeas, Alien Tort, material support, denaturalization, immigration detention, and asylum proceedings. He is a member of the New York and Illinois bars.

François Burgat is emeritus research director at CNRS and at the Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur les Mondes Arabes et Musulmans (IREMAM). He is the author of numerous books such as Comprendre l’islam politique : une trajectoire de recherche sur l’altérité islamiste, 1973-2016, Paris, La Découverte, 2016, Face to Face with Political Islam (IB Tauris, 2002), and Islamism in the shadow of al-Qaeda, Paris, La Découverte 2005. More information