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What Are the Most Important Things Students Need to Learn About Islam and Muslim Societies in Today’s World?

  • 29 Jan 2014
  • 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • UC Riverside Extension Conference Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside

Registration

  • Teachers can help students make sense of the Muslim world by explaining the important differences among Muslim sects and how they may increase conflict in some societies but are taken in stride by others. Find the reasons from internationally known scholar of Islam and Muslim societies Nader Hashemi from the Korbel School of International Studies

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As the globe’s second largest religion about a quarter of the world’s population considers itself Muslim.  Though forty-nine countries have a Muslim majority, the largest Muslim population resides in Indonesia, a nation considered peaceful and secular. Though the Arab Spring promised hope for peace and the spread of democracy, only some elements of this appear. Important cultural differences among Muslim adherents based on those sect and regional distinctions often confuse Westerner observers and policy makers.  Learn more at the World Affairs Council website http://www.worldaffairsinlandempire.org/

Nader Hashemi our Carnegie Scholar from the Korbel School of International Studies will guide middle and high school teachers in a discussion on these questions:
  • What do we need to know to make sense of it all?
  • How can Americans make good political and economic decisions in our relations with the Muslim societies?   
  • What are the shared values between Muslim and Western culture to create peace and mutual understanding?

High school teachers who attend the seminar from Riverside USD may bring up to 10 students to the WAC talk.  Seminar teachers from other districts may bring students by arrangement with WAC at about 6:45 PM. To register students, contact Marylin Jacobsen (marylinjworldaffairs@gmail.com)

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