Can America and the Muslim World be Friends?

As a Fellow of Muslim Politics and Societies at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, Haroon Moghul is a world-renown expert on Islam in the modern world. Aside from his editorial duties at the Religion Dispatches and The Islamic Monthly, Mr. Moghul has contributed to Al-Jazeera English, Today’s Zaman of Turkey, Tikkun, The Huffington Post, and various other international publications.

Speaker Haroon Moghul

Mr. Moghul’s 2006 novel, “The Order of Light” (Penguin Global) tells the story of a young Muslim who lights himself on fire to protest the authoritarian reality of the Middle East. This uncanny forecasting of the Arab Spring and insight has led to the novel’s translation into French by Cherche Midi and distribution in South Asia by Penguin India.

As a current doctoral candidate at Columbia University, Mr. Moghul’s research focus is Islamic thought in late colonial India. However, he has spoken around the world on topics including Islamic history and culture, contemporary politics in the Muslim world, and radicalism and religious identity.

A sampling of Haroon Moghul’s recent works can be found at the following:

Haroon Moghul’s Blog

The program begins at noon on Friday, April 6 at the Hilton Hotel. Doors open at 11:30. Lunch is $30 for non-members and $25 for members; coffee and dessert are $15. Students and UAA Faculty are admitted for free, with a school ID.

To RSVP for the program or learn about becoming an AWAC member, please email or call 276-8038.

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The Alaska World Affairs Council is a focused educational organization dedicated to stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved in world events. The council was founded in 1958 by the late Evangeline Atwood with the conviction that better community education in world affairs is necessary for sound democratic citizenship. The Council does not take a stand on current-day issues but rather provides the population a wide spectrum of viewpoints and background information through its diverse range of programs and activities.

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