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ISLAM IN CONVERSATION SERIES

A lecture series that engages academics, activists, and artists on Islam today


FALL'16 ISLAM IN CONVERSATION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, EVERYONE IS WELCOME
 

Tuesday Sept 20 @6 PM | Chancellor Green Cafe
LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE

Join a fun and insightful conversation with author, journalist and TV-film producer Zarqa Nawaz on the (often hilarious) complexities of growing up Muslim in the West as she sits down for a live on-stage interview with Anhar Karim '18.

Friday Sept 23 @7 PM | Bendheim Center for Finance (26 Prospect Ave)
Leadership Feminism Spirituality with Shaykha Anse Tamara Gray

Monday Sept 26 @6 PM | Princeton University Chapel
SH HAMZA YUSUF & DR. ROBERT GEORGE: A PUBLIC CONVERSATION
Listen-in on a wide ranging conversation between two intellectual giants on faith, public morality, current affairs and so much more. This will be a dialogue for the ages - you won't want to miss it. Sponsored by the James Madison Program. 

Tuesday Oct 4 @7 PM | FRIST PERFORMANCE THEATRE
40 RULES OF LOVE: A DRAMATIC READING | FRIST PERFORMANCE THEATRE
Enjoy a dramatic reading by Hassan El Jai of Morocco of the best selling novel 40 Rules of Love. Moroccan actor Hassan El Jai performs his adaptation of “The 40 Rules of Love,” a bestselling novel by the Turkish writer Elif Shafak. He takes us on a journey to the sacred city of Konya during the 13th century through the eyes of Shams of Tabriz, the spiritual mentor of Jalaluddin Rumi. The journey is an expression of how Shams encounters and manifests Divine love through unexpected ways. El Jai transformed the tale into a mystical journey and an artistic experience, anchored by personal revelations

Thursday Oct 13 @7 PM | ROBERTSON HALL, BOWL 16
ISLAM AND MUSLIMS IN WESTERN POLITICAL DISCOURSE 
A lecture and conversation with Dr. Joseph Massad, professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Columbia University and author of "Islam in Liberalism." Dr. Massad will offer a critique of how western perceptions of Islam and Muslims continue to shape rhetoric and policy across the western world.

Tuesday Oct 18 @6.30 PM | ROBERTSON HALL, BOWL 1
MUSLIMS AND THE U.S. ELECTIONS 
This distinguished panel discussion, moderated by Princeton politics professor Dr. Amaney Jamal, will feature scholars from political science (Dr. Dalia Fahmy), sociology (Dr. Mucahit Bilici), American Studies (Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik) and anthropology (Donna Auston, phD candidate) to offer insights on how the U.S. elections are impacting Muslims domestically and internationally as well as to critique the candidates rhetoric and policies on civil rights and foreign policies.

Sunday Nov 13 @11 am - 6 pm | FRIST CAMPUS CENTER, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM B & C
MODESTY FASHION AS COMMUNITY AND COMMERCE 
This half-day symposium will feature fashion designers, bloggers and scholars from different faiths reflecting on the increasingly trendy and growing industry of modest fashion using a dynamic approach of TED Talks, fireside chats and community forums. The symposium will be moderated by Asma Uddin and Reina Lewis. Co-Sponsored by Alt-Muslimah.com and Faith & fashion from London College of Fashion

Tuesday Nov 15 @6.30 pm | Murray-Dodge 
WRESTLING WITH PLURALISM
Living with differences, internally and externally, are a challenge for any cohesive religious community and tradition. This conversation with Dr. Jonathan Brown and Dr. Jerusha Lamptey will focus on how Muslims can navigate through a divided world. When do you stand for your convictions? When do you compromise? We will explore these questions and more.  

Tuesday Nov 29 @6.30 pm | Murray-Dodge 
ISLAM AND ATHEISM
According to the latest research the fastest rising group in surveys on religious demographics in America are the "nones" - those who don't believe in God or at least in organized religion. This conversation with Shaykh Yasser Qureshi will examine the questions and claims of atheism from an Islamic theological perspective.  

Tuesday Dec 6 @6.30 pm
INTERSECTION OF WOMEN, YOUTH & RELIGION IN THE STRUGGLE FOR PEACE
A TED Talk and public conversation with the "Doogie Howser" of the Middle East, Dr. Alaa Murabit, who will address what it takes to unleash the power of women, youth and religion for the cause of global peace.

For more information about the Islam in Conversation series, please contact Muslim Life Program at ssultan@princeton.edu.

Open to the Public! Everyone is welcome!