Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Global Religious Studies Keynote 11/21

Global Religious Studies invites you to attend our Fall GRS Keynote Address:
Investing in Democracy: Global Religions in the Public Square
Muslims and the Making of America, a Conversation with Dr. Amir Hussain

Tuesday, November 21, 12:15-2:00pm Heritage Room, Maxwell Library
Opening Remarks by Acting Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Karim Ismaili

Reception to follow

Co-sponsored by the Provost’s Investing in Democracy Series, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Canadian Studies Council and the Departments of Anthropology, History and Politics

Biographical Statement: http://faculty.lmu.edu/amirhussain/


Dr. Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches courses on world religions. His own particular specialty is the study of Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies in North America. His most recent book is Muslims and the Making of America, published in 2016 by Baylor University Press. He is the co-editor for the fourth editions of World Religions: Western Traditions, and World Religions: Eastern Traditions, textbooks published in 2014 by Oxford University Press. He is also the co-editor for the third edition of A Concise Introduction to World Religions, published by OUP in 2015. Prior to those books, he wrote an introduction to Islam for North Americans entitled Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God (Kelowna: Copper House, 2006). He has published over 50 book chapters and scholarly articles about religion.

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