REFRAMING ISLAM IN THE U.S. MEDIA
With Dr. Munir Jiwa
The Ramada Inn, Tuesday, May 22, 9 am
Dr. Munir Jiwa will speak about the media narratives that shape the American perception of Islam, and the broader, deeper realities that characterize the world’s second largest religion.
In this presentation, Dr. Jiwa discusses the popular media frames through which Islam and Muslims enter the popular imagination in America, namely: the events of 9/11; violence and terrorism; the Muslim women and veiling; Islam and the West and questions of compatibility and values; and finally Middle East politics. Dr. Jiwa will speak about the broader and deeper realities that characterize the world’s second largest religion, including a theology of pluralism and a commitment to inter-religious dialogue and understanding.
Dr. Jiwa is the Director and Assistant Professor at the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He has graduate degrees from both Columbia and Harvard Universities.
This event is co-sponsored by the National Security Forum, the Northern Nevada International Center, and the World Affairs Council of Northern Nevada.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 to enjoy pre-meeting coffee and conversations. A full breakfast will be served and the cost is $15 ($10 for students with I.D.), payable at the door. Please RSVP (attendees only!) through the website (click here) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.