Oct 3

Tarek Osman

Faith Systems & Identity Politics

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Identity politics. Faith systems in modern societies. Islam. Author, broadcaster, and political counsellor Tarek Osman discusses the role of faith systems in today’s identity politics, and looks at ‘Islamism’ in particular in the experiences of Middle Eastern societies. Debated at large, this vague term almost prevents us from having meaningful discussions. Tarek sheds light on its manifold complexities and scans the long history of political Islam, from the Ottoman Empire to the recent developments across the Middle East, to help us make sense of the manifestation of faith in society and governance.

6:30 – 8:30 PM   FULL CIRCLE SALON

A relaxed evening of intelligent talk and discussion, over drinks and light food.

Ale’s graphic recording of the evening. Find out more about his work here


Tarek Osman is a renowned author, scholar and broadcaster, specialising in the Arab world and the Middle East region. He writes for leading international newspapers and appears as a commentator on major international news networks. He has 17 years of experience in political-economy advisory, consulting and investment banking. 


  •  Egypt on the BrinkFrom Nasser to Mubarak (2010)
  •  Islamism: A History of Political Islam (2017)