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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.

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