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Islamophobia and the Shift from a Unipolar to a Multipolar World (Dialogue & Dignity Series)

The Dialogue & Dignity Series includes speakers, workshops, and conversations aimed at building appreciation for discussion that includes different points of view for the development of understanding and good solutions to our most pressing issues.

Please join us on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in Olin Auditorium for a public talk by guest speaker Sarah Eltantawi, titled Islamophobia and the Shift from a Unipolar to a Multipolar World.

Sarah Eltantawi is Associate Professor of Modern Islam at Fordham University in New York City. Her work focuses on Contemporary Islam and Islamic law, especially in the context of post-coloniality and authoritarianism.

Eltantawi’s book “Shari’ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution” (University of California Press, 2017) examines why Northern Nigerians took to the streets starting in 1999 to demand the re-impimentation of shari’ah law. Eltantawi is currently at work on two projects: one that examines the political theology of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and another, a book of essays that looks at several issues in Contemporary Islam, especially in the United States, most of which concentrate on problems attending the question of Islamic reform.


Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 pm

Olin Hall, Olin Auditorium
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

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Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


President's Office, Division of Inclusive Excellence, Dean of Students


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