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Symposium Agenda

8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION

9:30 A.M. WELCOME REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS:

  • Barbara A. Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers University
  • Robert L. Barchi, President, Rutgers University
  • P. David Lopez, Co-Dean, Rutgers Law School at Newark
  • Sahar Aziz, Professor, Rutgers Law School at Newark, Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, and Director, Center for Security, Race and Rights, Rutgers University–Newark

 

9:45 A.M. ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE UNITED STATES: RACE AND RELIGION

MODERATOR: Sylvia Chan-Malik Associate Professor, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

PANELISTS:

  • Sahar Aziz, Professor, Rutgers Law School at Newark, Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, and Director, Center for Security, Race and Rights, Rutgers University–Newark Weaponizing National Security to Quash Muslims’ Religious Freedom
  • Moustafa Bayoumi, Professor, English, Brooklyn College The company of lone wolves: Generation Identity, The Great Replacement, and the Muslim Question
  • Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor, American Studies, and Religious Studies, Yale University. Islamophobia, Islamophilia and the Quran
  • Zain Abdullah, Associate Professor, Religion and Society, Temple University “The Name Means Everything”: Islam, Blackness and the Dilemma of Race in America

 

11:45 A.M. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: THE HONORABLE EBRAHIM RASOOL South Africa Ambassador to the United States (2010-2015) Defeating Exclusion, Confronting Populism- Lessons from the Anti Apartheid Struggle.

12:30 P.M. LUNCH BREAK (Food and beverages are not permitted inside the auditorium)

1:15 P.M. ISLAMOPHOBIA IN ASIA: GENOCIDE AND DETENTION

MODERATOR: Khyati Joshi Professor, Peter Sammartino School of Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University

PANELISTS:

  • Engy Abdelkader, Lecturer, Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick China’s Repression of Uighers – A Human Rights Perspective
  • Azeem Ibrahim, Director, Center for Global Policy, Washington D.C. Rohingya in Myanmar: Most Persecuted Minority in the World
  • Asher Ghertner, Associate Professor, Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Infrastructures of Muslim Insecurity in India
  • Audrey Truschke, Assistant Professor, History, School of Arts and Sciences–Newark Displacing and Disciplining Muslims in India’s Burgeoning Hindu Rashtra

2:45 P.M. COFFEE BREAK

3:30 P.M. ISLAMOPHOBIA IN EUROPE: XENOPHOBIA AND ANTI-SEMITISM CONNECTIONS

MODERATOR: Jack Tchen Clement A. Price Chair of Public History and Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences–Newark, and Director, Clement Price Institute, Rutgers University–Newark

PANELISTS:

  • John J. Farmer, Jr., Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Protecting Vulnerable Communities in an Age of Extremism: Practical Approaches from European Jewish and Muslim Communities
  • Farid Hafez, Political Scientist and Resident Scholar, University of Salzburg, and Senior Fellow, The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University A Long History: Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the Political Arena
  • Murtaza Hussain, National Security Journalist, The Intercept Looking at Islamophobia in Europe and the Emerging Eurasian Continent.
  • Ivan Kalmar, Professor, Anthropology, University of Toronto Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Anti-Anti-Semitism
  • Marwan Mohammed, Research Fellow, CNRS, France, and Visiting Scholar, CUNY: John Jay College of Criminal Justice The Rise of the “Great Replacement” Ideology of Renaud Camus and Mainstream Islamophobia in France

5:15 P.M. CLOSING REMARKS: Sahar Aziz

5:30 P.M. RECEPTION