The free, public lecture and a follow-up group discussion are set for Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC Rooms 201/205/209).
Free parking will be available in the lots directly north of the CEC.
Curtis is a professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is the author or editor of several books, including “Muslims in America: A Short History”, which was named one of the best 100 books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly.
This lecture is co-sponsored by UNO's International Studies and Programs; the Religious Studies, History, Black Studies and Political Science Departments; and the Malcolm X Foundation, with support from Humanities Nebraska.
Curtis’ presentation is part of the “Dialogue with Muslim Communities in Omaha” project. The first presentation in the series was held Nov. 13, when author and professor Kambiz GhaneaBassiri presented on the subject “Can Muslims Define a Multicultural America?”
In an effort to promote dialogue, after Curtis’ speech, attendees will break up into groups and discuss the speech. Then groups will ask questions or make comments to Curtis.
For questions about the “Dialogue with Muslim Communities in Omaha” project or the upcoming presentation, contact Ramazan Kilinc at 402.554.2683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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