Join your fellow Columbia Alumni in listening to an Academic Panel with the Harvard Club and the World Affairs Council for a deep discussion on understanding Islam beyond what is displayed in mainstream media.
Illiteracy about the nature of religion has led to political climates that are crippling intellectually and threatening to the pluralistic fabric of society. Looking at Islam as a case study, this talk will discuss the importance of promoting literacy about religion as one of the essential pre-requisites for the well-being of societies and the project of democracy globally.
Ali Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard. He has been particularly active post-Sept 11 in improving public understanding of Islam and its role in Muslim societies. Professor Asani is a recipient of the Petra C. Shattuck prize for excellence in teaching and the Harvard Foundation medal for his outstanding contributions to improving intercultural and race relations by promoting a better understanding of Islam and Muslim Civilizations.
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Registration Fee Includes: Ticket to the Program and Passed Hors D'Oeuvres **Cash Bar**
Dress Code: Business Casual
6:00 PM Registration and Reception
6:30 PM Presentation