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April 26: Muslims and the Making of America

Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain

Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion for a conversation with Amir Hussain, professor of theological studies at the Loyola Marymount University and an expert on Muslims in America on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Royce Hall, room 314.

America has never existed without Muslims. Yet in the current political climate, Muslims are often ignored and/or feared. Hussain’s recent book, “Muslims and the Making of America,” discusses the contributions that American Muslims have made to the redefinition of American identity. America, Hussain concludes, would not exist as it does today without the essential contributions made by its Muslim citizens.

As a professor of theological studies, Hussain teaches courses on Islam and world religions. He is an adviser for the television series “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” and has been a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities since 2008.

Hussain’s book talk is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made online.

For more information, contact event organizer Sunny Kim at 310-206-8799, or via email at sunnyhjkim@humnet.ucla.edu.

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