Madison Caucus for Gender Equality

Presentation on American Islam

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"The Freight and Future of American Islam: Communities in Transition on Campus and Beyond"

Presented by Dr. Aly Kassam-Remtulla, Assistant Provost at Princeton University
Festival Ballroom A
Please join us after the talk for a reception in Festival Ballroom B from 5:00-5:45pm. 

Against the backdrop of widespread fear and misunderstanding about Islam, college campuses are emerging as sites for the development of vital and pluralistic Muslim leaders and communities. These groups are bridging historic internal differences and engaging in innovative ways with other communities on campus. What can we learn from these developments and how might they reconfigure traditional Muslim congregations in the United States? Drawing upon original scholarly research and a distinct vantage point as a religious, ethnic, and sexual minority within Islam, Dr. Aly Kassam-Remtulla will offer a hopeful vision for the future of American Islam in the 21st century.

Born in Kenya and raised in Canada, Aly Kassam-Remtulla was educated at Stanford and Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Before coming to Princeton, he worked in philanthropy, politics, and the private sector. Aly serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations including the national American Civil Liberties Union.

Organized by the Office of the President and the Office of Cross Disciplinary Studies and Diversity Engagement. Additional sponsors include: The Office of the Provost, Office of Access and Inclusion, Center for Faculty Innovation, Office of International Programs, Madison Caucus for Gender Equality, JMU LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Group, the Department of Justice Studies, and the Department of Philosophy and Religion. 

View the poster here.

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