April 02, 2018


The Center for Global Islamic Studies hosted an open discussion on hate and its consequences at the Bob Graham Center on April 2 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. The program was part of The Dr. Sayeed and Atiya Ahmed Islamic Lecture Series. Using the American Muslim population as a case study, panelists discussed how misunderstandings of others can be exploited to spread fear, while deconstructing the history and industry of hate in America. Examples of coalition-building, which can help to improve understanding and overcome structural and societal barriers to an inclusive and pluralistic America, were also be considered. Panelists included Alejandro Beutel, a senior research analyst from the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Meira Neggaz, executive director, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding.