SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dara Salam

MA (London), MPhil (London), PhD (Rome and London)
  • Overview
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Overview

Dara Salam
Department of Politics and International Studies

Teaching Fellow

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Name:
Dr Dara Salam
Email address:
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
221
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm

Biography

Dara Salam received his PhD in Political Theory from the Centre for Ethics and Global Politics at LUISS University. In the meantime, he was a full-time visiting PhD researcher at King’s College London.

He completed his MA and MPhil in Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London.

Prior to joining SOAS, Dara was a Visiting Scholar in the Centre for Culture and Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

PhD Research

Dara’s research interests are in political theory, both normative and historical and in the question of religion with an emphasis on the notion of public reason. He has recently been working on the possibility of the functioning of public reason in non-liberal and religious societies. Dara’s other research interests are in Middle East politics concentrating on issues such as religion, public sphere and secularism.

Publications

Book Chapters

Salam, Dara (2015) Religious Exemptions and Freedom of Conscience, in Aurelia Bardon, Maria Birnbaum, Lois Lee and Kristina Stoeckl (eds.) Religious Pluralism: A Resource Book, Florence: European University Institute.

Salam, Dara (2010) Against Perpetual War: Kant’s Arguments for Achieving Perpetual Peace, in Applied Ethics: Challenges for the 21st Century, edited by the Centre for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Sapporo, Japan: Hokkaido University Press.

Book Reviews
Salam, Dara (2012) Philosophy and Real Politics, Raymond Geuss’, Political Studies Review, 10 (2): 243.

Salam, Dara (2011) Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account, Gillian Brock, Public Reason, 3(1): 114-17.

Other
Salam, Dara (2014) Iraq: Between Radicalization and Sectarianism’, Political Theology Today, 2014.

Salam, Dara (2016) Iraq's Kurdistan government needs a public debate on independence. Open Democracy, 2016. https://www.opendemocracy.net/north-africa-west-asia/dara-salam/iraq-s-kurdistan-government-needs-public-debate-on-independence

Teaching

Research

Political Theory, Comparative political thought, Middle East politics, Religion and secularism