Islamophobia and International Terrorism in the age of Trump

OCT 03

4:30 pm — 6:15 pm

Torp Theater, Davidson Hall

Middle East Lecture Series at Central Connecticut State University

Islamophobia and International Terrorism in the age of Trump

by John L Esposito

University Professor of Religion, International Affairs and Islamic Studies. He is the Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Georgetown University in Washington, D.C and Director of The Bridge Initiative: Protecting Pluralism --- Ending Islamophobia

He is Past President of the American Academy of Religion and Middle East Studies Association of North America and has served as consultant to the U.S. Department of State and other agencies, European and Asian governments, universities, and media worldwide. He served as ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations on De-Radicalization.

Prof. Esposito is the author of more than 30 books that include: The Future of Islam; Islamophobia and the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century; Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think (with Dalia Mogahed); Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality; What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; World Religions Today and Religion and Globalization (with D. Fasching & T. Lewis), Islam: The Straight Path; Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism or Reform?, Religion and Global Order (with M. Watson), Democracy after the Arab Spring.

Prof. Esposito’s books and articles have been translated into more than 45 languages. He served as Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Copies of his books will be available at the talk. He has been interviewed by, and written articles for, newspapers, magazines, and the media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times of London, CNN, ABC Nightline, CBS, NBC, and the BBC.

Sponsored by: CCSU’s Student Affairs and Leadership Development, office of Institutional Advancement, International Studies program, Department of Political Science

Contact for information: Dr. Sadu Nanjundiah 860-832-2942