Professor Shafique Virani to Speak at Yale on Muslims in America & The Post-Fact World

Yale University Chaplain’s Office announces two unique events with Dr. Shafique Virani, Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto — that will be held at Yale University, week of February 13th.

With rising xenophobia and the current climate, sessions and discussions such as these are opportunities to learn/grow and foster goodwill among friends, neighbors, colleagues and others.

First Event – “Love and Wisdom in an Age of Hatred and Ignorance: Muslims in America”
When – Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Location – Auditorium LC 102
Format – Interactive session organized with the Yale Muslim Chaplin Office, HSC, & other Co-Sponsors

Second Event – “Middle East Studies in a Post-Fact World: How Academic Voices Can be Heard in Babel”
When – Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Location – Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), A001
Format – Interactive session by invitation from the Department of Middle East Studies
Link –

Both sessions are open to public.

Contact organizers Sahil Badruddin and Marwa Khaboor (Council on Middle Eastern Studies – CMES) for any questions.


shafique-viraniDr. Shafique Virani is a Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto, founding Director of the Centre for South Asian Civilizations, and past Chair of the Department of Historical Studies, Dr. Shafique Virani (PhD, Harvard University) is an award-winning author and internationally recognized public speaker who has addressed people from over 50 countries and audiences of over 15,000. Describing him as “a visionary,” the United Nations honored him for dedicating his efforts “to the cause of extending the frontiers of knowledge and the welfare of humankind.”

Full Bio:

Dr. Shafique Virani’s excellent, inspirational, and famous TED Talk on the Clash of Ignorance:


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