America's social and political climate in a time of fear and hostility
"Engaging the Muslim World" a lecture by Dr. Juan Cole, Professor of History, University of Michigan. Wednesday, December 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fetzer Center banquet room. In the wake of the recent Paris attacks and an increasing level of fear and hostility toward Muslims across North American and European nations, Dr. Juan Cole will discuss how misconceptions about Islam affect America's social and political climate. His work takes Muslim perspectives into account in the analysis of U.S. foreign policy, and offers fresh insights into understanding how specific historical, social, and cultural factors shape the present context.
Juan R. I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent books include Engaging the Muslim World and he also recently authored Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East. He has been a regular guest on PBS’s Lehrer News Hour, and has also appeared on ABC Nightly News, Nightline, the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Democracy Now! and many others.
This talk is sponsored by: The Department of Comparative Religion, Islam Global Forum, The Haenicke Institute for Global Education, The College of Arts and Sciences, Lee Honors College, The Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, Departments of Anthropology, Gender and Women's Studies, Global and International Studies, History, Sociology, World Languages and Literature.
For more details, please contact: Alisa Perkins or Nathan Tabor.
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