Making Moderate Islam in America: The History Behind a Contemporary Debate

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Time: 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: 80 Claremont Ave, Room 101

Drawing on a decade of research into the community that proposed the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque," IRCPL's Visiting Scholar Rosemary R. Corbett refutes the idea that current demands for Muslim moderation have primarily arisen in response to the events of 9/11, or to the violence often depicted in the media as unique to Muslims. Instead, she places such demands in the context of decades of pressure on religious and racial minorities to conform to dominant American frameworks for race, gender, and political economy. 

Rosemary R. Corbett is a Faculty Fellow with the Bard Prison Initiative and has a PhD in Religion from Columbia University with a focus on Islam in the United States.  

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This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) at Columbia University.