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The Future of Islam: A Community Conversation on Islam and 21st Century Christian-Muslim Relations with Scholar and Author Dr. John Esposito
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Internationally-known Scholar, Author, Media Contributor, Public Thinker
Dr. John Esposito
Join us for a captivating evening with Dr. John Esposito, one of the most respected and widely-known scholars and authors on Islam, as he explores the most critical issues occurring within Islam today and will highlight some of the major milestones, opportunities and challenges confronting Christian-Muslim relations today. Following his community presentation, Dr. Esposito will take questions from the audience.
The Bookworm Bookstore will be selling his books at this event and a booksigning will follow.
This program is open to the public and is jointly presented by Project Interfaith, the Islamic Center of Omaha, the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service, the Fr. Henry W. Casper Professorship in History at Creighton University, and the UNO Islamic Studies Program.
Registration is strongly suggested as space is limited. A suggested donation of $10 per ticket is requested of attendees except students with valid student IDs.
This program is part of Project Interfaith's 2009-2010 Community Conversations Annual Speaker Series.
"Professor Esposito makes it clear that Western people simply cannot afford to remain uninformed about developments in the Muslim World" -Karen Armstrong, New York Times Bestselling Author and Founder of the Charter for Compassion
About Dr. John Esposito
John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Esposito specializes in Islam, political Islam from North Africa to Southeast Asia, and Religion and International Affairs. He has written thirty-five books including What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam and the newly released The Future of Islam. A member of the High Level Group of the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations, Esposito is a recipient of the American Academy of Religion’s 2005 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion and of Pakistan’s Quaid-i-Azzam Award for Outstanding Contributions in Islamic Studies. Esposito is widely interviewed or quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and network news stations, NPR, BBC, and in media throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His full bio can be found at http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/jle2/.
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Project Interfaith grows understanding, respect and relationships among people of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures by providing innovative educational, community-building programs that enagage audiences on issues of faith, religion, identity, interfaith relations and religious diversity. www.projectinterfaithusa.org