DAAD Regional Office Cairo
Thursday, 31. August 2023, 18:00-21:00
“Women, Life, Freedom – What is this all about?”
This lecture is the last lecture in the Gender Cluster in the scope of the OIB-COSIMENA Research Colloquium on New Islamic Ethics in the Present and the Future. The Colloquium is a series of intercultural and interreligious lectures in Cooperation with the Orient Institut Beirut (OIB) on Gender Ethics, Environmental Ethics and Biomedical Ethics
The lecture will deal with the ongoing revolutionary process in Iran:
• When did it start,
• what is the goal, and
• what are its main ideas.
It will deal with the obstacles and look at the potential. And it shall shed light on the meaning of this protest or revolution – if successful – to the rest of the Islamic world.
The event is organized in cooperation with the Orient Institut Beirut (OIB) within the framework of the DAAD project “Clusters of Scientific Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa” (COSIMENA), which is a platform that aims to strengthen and initiate scientific cooperation and networks between researchers and universities in Germany and the MENA region. As a result, existing cooperation is made visible and potential synergies are initiated.
Prof. Dr. Katajun Amirpur has been a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Cologne since 2018. On April 1, 2022, Katajun Amirpur was appointed as the Rector's Representative for the Critique of Racism at the University of Cologne. Katajun Amirpur studied Islamic Studies and Political Science in Bonn and Theology in Tehran. From 2011 to 2018, Amirpur served as a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Hamburg with a visiting professorship in 2014 at Dartmouth College.
In addition to her academic work, Katajun Amirpur is also a committed political publicist, known to a wider audience for her books Reform Islam. The Struggle for Democracy, Freedom and Women's Rights, her biography of Khomeini, and the book Iran without Islam, published this year.
Katajun Amirpur was awarded the Hamburg Teaching Prize for innovative teaching achievements, and she is a recipient of the Tolerance Ring of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. In November 2021, she was awarded the Reuchlin Prize.