The Ismaili Centre Burnaby presents the 2019 Ismaili Centre Conversations, a series of 3 onstage conversations at the nexus of citizenship, identity and religion. Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University, the conversations will be conducted by Dr. Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence, SFU’s Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, and feature 3 renowned speakers:
Rochelle Steiner – Saturday, March 9: The Art of Belonging
Rochelle Steiner is Chief Curator & Associate Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery. A leader in the visual arts for over 20 years, she was dean of the School of Art & Design at the University of Southern California from 2010 to 2012.
Catherine Dauvergne – Saturday, April 6: Migration in a Nativist Age
Prof. Dauvergne is dean of UBC’s Allard School of Law. Her books include Making People Illegal: What Globalization Means for Migration and Law (2008) and The New Politics of Immigration and the End of Settler Societies (2016).
Akber Mithani – Saturday, May 4: Life and Death: The Ethics of Identity
Dr. Mithani is Regional Medical Director for Fraser Health Residential Care-Assisted Living, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UBC. He has an extensive record of research & activism in end-of-life and palliative care
About the Ismaili Centre Conversations
The Ismaili Centre Conversation series aims to foster a greater understanding of critical issues and brings together renowned thought leaders. These Conversations encourage exchange and mutual understanding between diverse peoples, communities and faiths, while broadening intellectual horizons and fostering an appreciation of pluralism.