Wilkes University


NEPDEC: Webinar Islamaphobia

Islamaphobia in America
January 26th 11:00am-12:15pm


If you are interested contact Georgia Costalas or Erica Acosta for the link to the Webinar.

Arsalan Iftikhar, an internationally known American human rights lawyer, commentator, and author, will give a webinar which addresses the issue of Islamaphobia in the United States. A strong voice for the vast majority of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide who are peaceful and abhor violence, he brings a calm, reasonable presence to an often heated discussion. What is Islmaphobia? What repercussions does it have in a free pluralistic society? How does Islamaphobia affect news coverage, public policy, and political rhetoric? These are some of the questions he will address. Iftikhar is the founder ofwww.themuslimguy.com.

Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era. He also serves as Senior Editor for The Islamic Monthly magazine.

For nearly a decade, Arsalan was a regular on-air weekly commentator for National Public Radio (NPR) and he was also named one of the top 12 Muslim Twitter accounts in the world by The Huffington Post in May 2011. Arsalan has also been an adjunct professor of religious studies at DePaul University and he is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Reporters San Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders). Additionally, Arsalan was also awarded the 2013 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Throughout his career, Arsalan’s interviews have appeared in virtually every major media outlet in the world including: CNN, BBC World News, Al-Jazeera English, The TODAY Show, National Public Radio (NPR), FOX News Channel, MSNBC, Associated Press, C-SPAN, Voice of America (VOA), Agence France-Presse (AFP), USA TODAY, NBC Nightly News, The Washington Post, CBS News, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, TIME, Newsweek, The Economist, ABC News “NIGHTLINE” & “Meet The Press” on NBC News (and many more worldwide).