Marywood to Host Lecture on the Middle East

Published on Fri, September 07, 2012

A lecture titled "Confronting Islamophobia" will be held on Thursday, September 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center. This special event is free and open to the public.

The speaker will be Haroon Moghul from New America Foundation. Mr. Moghul has appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR, The History Channel, and Russia Today. He has served as Director of Public Relations for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU) and was selected as one of 500 global Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow. He is also a Senior Editor at The Islamic Monthly and a Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU).

Mr. Moghul has spoken across the United States and internationally on Islamic history and culture and contemporary politics in the Muslim world, as well as radicalism and religious identity. He serves as an expert guide to the Muslim heritage of Spain, and will be leading historical tours of Spain, Turkey and Bosnia, in 2012.

In his 2006 novel, The Order of Light (Penguin Global), a young Muslim lights himself on fire to protest the authoritarian reality of the Middle East, an eerie forecasting of the Arab Spring. The novel was translated into French by Cherche Midi and distributed in South Asia by Penguin India.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Golden Generation Retreat Center, Peace Islands Institute, Zumrut Marble and Granite, Turkish Student Association at Marywood University, International Club, Public Policy Club, Ebru TV, Lehigh Dialog Center and Marywood University.