Demystifying Islam: Zahra Jamal to speak at Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center Houston on September 14, 2016

The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Houston. SHIRAZ KHABANI
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Houston. SHIRAZ KHABANI/TheIsmaili

Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance – Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

Speaker: Zahra Jamal
Associate Director, Boniuk Institute, Rice University

Demystifying Islam

This lecture at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce covers the myths and realities of Islam, and explores Islamic perspectives on pluralism and civic engagement.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, 1700 First Colony Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas, USA

Registration Required

Zahra N. Jamal: Living the Faith: Religion and Spirituality in Everyday American LifeBiography of Zahra Jamal:

Zahra Jamal has taught at Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, Michigan State University (MSU), and Palmer Trinity, a college preparatory school. She founded and directed the Civil Islam Initiative at University of Chicago and the Central Asia and International Development Initiative at MSU. She has consulted for the UN, State Department, Aga Khan Development Network, Swiss Development Cooperation, and Aspen Institute. Dr. Jamal received a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard, and double B.A. in Slavic Studies and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from Rice. She joined the Institute in July 2015.

Source: events.rice.edu/index.cfm?EventRecord=29868

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