For Immediate Release
April 4, 2019
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Brockport Lecture to Examine Islamophobia
Georgetown’s John Esposito will deliver The Salahuddin and Sarwat Malik Lecture April 18
BROCKPORT, NY—One of the nation’s leaders in fostering Muslim-Christian interfaith dialogue will be speaking at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, April 18.
Georgetown University’s John Esposito, PhD, will deliver The Salahuddin and Sarwat Malik Lecture at 7:30 pm in the McCue Auditorium of the Liberal Arts Building. His talk will focus on Islamophobia in the Contemporary United States.
“Given the deplorable state of public discourse on Islam and Muslims in this country today, and the grave misunderstandings circulating through some media outlets, the internet, and even the corridors of power in Washington, we felt it important to hear from one of the leading scholars in America about the phenomenon known as Islamophobia—the intense and often irrational fear of Islam and Muslims—as it is playing out today,” said Carl Davila, PhD, an associate professor of history and one of the event’s organizers.
Esposito is the University Professor of Religion and Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.
“Dr. Esposito’s deep knowledge of Islamic history, theology and society lends his views considerable weight and can contribute to a broader and deeper appreciation of the world as seen through the eyes of Muslims, and the history of misunderstandings and outright confusion that plague Muslim-Christian relations in America today,” said Davila.
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