Skip to main content
Intellect

Wheatley Institution hosts Islam and the West Symposium April 6

The Brigham Young University Wheatley Institution and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will present an Islam and the West Symposium Wednesday, April 6, in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

Highlighting the events will be the Distinguished Lecture in International Affairs by Khaled Abou El Fadl, Omar and Azmeralda Alfi professor of law at the UCLA School of Law. He will speak at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free, and the public is invited. The conference schedule is as follows:
 
1:30 p.m. — THE MUSLIM PERSPECTIVE
Douglas Johnston, President and Founder, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, will moderate a panel that will include  Ingrid Mattson, professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim
relations at Hartford Seminary;Sulayman Nyang, professor and chair of African studies at Howard University; and Khosrow Semnani, president of S.K. Hart Management.
 
3:30 p.m. — THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE
Moderator Fred Axelgard, vice president of Middle East business development at General Dynamics, will lead a panel that will feature General Buford Blount, University of Southern Mississippi; Donna Lee Bowen, BYU professor of political science; and Daniel Peterson, BYU professor of Islamic studies and Arabic.

7:30 p.m. — Address by Khaled Abou El Fadl.

For more information, contact BYU Assistant International Vice President Erlend Peterson at (801) 422-1802.

Follow BYU events on Twitter: @BYUcalendar.

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
July 05, 2020
Two animated projects from BYU professor Brent Barson were recently accepted into the Communication Arts 2020 Design Annual, a prestigious graphic design journal. Out of the 2,900 total entries, just 126 were accepted.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
July 02, 2020
Analysis of former slaves’ narratives: freedom was a family affair
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
June 30, 2020
In addition to being one of the top programs in the country, BYU’s advertising department fosters an environment to talk about important issues.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=