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Yvonne Haddad: "What Kind of Islam Will America Tolerate?"

October 5, 2005

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Author and professor, Yvonne Yazback Haddad, will pose the question, "What Kind of Islam will America Tolerate?" on Wednesday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center's Benes Room (40 Rowland Avenue). Haddad's lecture is part of Ohio Wesleyan's Sagan National Colloquium series and the Merrick Lecture Series sponsored by the Religion Department.

A scholar of astounding breadth and scope, Haddad is a professor in History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She has studied contemporary Islam in its many facets ranging from the political to the legal, the theological to the pluralistic, while examining issues such as foreign policy, immigration, gender, and identity. She is also a recipient of the Chancellor's Medal for Excellence. Haddad has also authored several books, including Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens and Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 20th year at Ohio Wesleyan. This year's theme is "The United States and the Islamic World: Challenges and Prospects." The Merrick Lecture Series brings to campus each year a renowned scholar of philosophy or religion for a series of talks and one-on-one contact with the students. All lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://snc.owu.edu or call 740-803-3995.