NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS CONTROVERSY OVER POPE’S REMARKS ON ISLAM WITH WASHINGTON POST RADIO

September 18, 2006

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, will discuss the controversy over remarks by Pope Benedict XVI which have incited controversy among Muslims who interpreted the pontiff’s words as offensive on Washington Post Radio today.

Dr. Pham, who is the author of a bestselling history of papal politics, Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession, recently published in a revised edition by Oxford University Press, as well as an authority on Middle East terrorism and political violence, will be Post correspondent Alan Cooperman’s guest today during the 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time hour on Washington’s WTWP FM 107.7/AM 1500.

The program can be heard live by clicking here.