BYU Conference: “The Islamic World Today”

BYU Conference: “The Islamic World Today”

About The Event

BYU Conference: “The Islamic World Today”

Date: October 18-19, 2021

Venue: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

ISLAM is growing faster than any other religion and is projected to surpass Christianity as the world’s largest faith by 2070. With such a huge increase and the related pressures of being a worldwide community, debates about Islam continue among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. How should the Qur’an and the words of the Prophet Muhammad be understood? How do historical divisions impact the Muslim world today? What is the function of Sharia in the West? When do perceptions of Islam and Muslims cross the line into Islamophobia? What is the role of women and gender?

“The Islamic World Today: Issues and Perspectives,” a two-day conference held at Brigham Young University (18-19 October 2021), will address these questions and more. Aimed at a general audience, the conference will include presentations on a number of subjects, followed by discussion and questions from the audience. For those unable to attend, livestreaming will be provided and the recorded sessions will be available after the event. Please see the conference website for details.


Featured speakers:

• Asma Afsaruddin (IU Bloomington)
• Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University)
• Natana DeLong-Bas (Boston College)
• John Esposito (Georgetown University)
• Dalia Fahmy (Long Island University)
• Sherine Hafez (UC Riverside)
• Shadi Hamid (Brookings Institution)
• Sherman Jackson (University of Southern California)
• Tarek Masoud (Harvard Kennedy School)
• Hadia Mubarak (Queens University of Charlotte)
• Asifa Quraishi-Landes (UW Madison)
• Tahera Qutbuddin (University of Chicago)
• Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University)

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  • Cost: Free
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