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Panel examines Muslim perceptions of America

Feb. 2, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Muslim perceptions of America after Sept. 11, 2001, will be the subject of a panel discussion Friday, Feb. 4, featuring several Western Michigan University professors and other scholars and students. Sponsored by the WMU Department of Political Science's Institute of Government and Politics, the event is 3 to 6 p.m. in Room 210 of the WMU Bernhard Center.

Taking part will be panel chairperson Dr. Mustafa Mirzeler, assistant professor of Africana studies; keynote speaker Dr. Mushtaq Luqmani, professor of marketing; and discussant panelist Dr. Sisay Asefa, professor of economics. Other speakers include professors Aqshin Ceferov and Julia Harmon, attorney Sait Pektas, Alper Dede and Christopher Speaks.

Scholars and students from various countries will examine the impact of Muslims' changing perceptions toward America. For more information, call Dr. Gunther Hega, associate professor of political science and director of the Institute of Government and Politics, at (269) 387-5885.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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