Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series: Week 4 Muhammad Ali Jinnah


Conveners: Dr Marina Perez De Arcos and Ms Sharinee Jagtiani

Speaker: Faisal Devji

DPIR, CIS and St Cross College present the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series. The series brings together scholars from across disciplines to discuss and highlight the importance of history and intellectual diversity in International Relations. This term, the series concentrates on Global Thinkers from South Asia.

On Wednesday, 7 February, join Dr Faisal Devji of the Faculty of History, St Antony’s College and author of Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea (Harvard University Press) for a discussion of the international thought of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Jinnah was a lawyer, a politician, and the founder of modern Pakistan. Faced with the serious problems of a young country, he tackled Pakistan’s problems with authority and is known there as 'Quaid-I Azam' or 'Great Leader'. Like many other thinkers in this series, his voice has not made its way into mainstream International Relations.

Further Information

RSVP (recommended as only 16 seats available) to Organised with the support of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development of Somerville College, the Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Asian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College.