Sat, 03/11/2017 - 2:30pm
Tucson Festival of Books
Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author of Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms, which President Jimmy Carter called “an important book that shows Islamophobia must be addressed urgently.” Iftikhar will discuss his book with Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.
Arsalan Iftikhar is a popular global media commentator on Islam and Muslim issues, the founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, and serves as Senior Editor for The Islamic Monthly, in addition to contributing weekly to National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts for almost a decade. Iftikhar has appeared in most of the major media outlets throughout his career, including CNN, BBC World News, Al-Jazeera English, FOX News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Washington Post, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Economist, and many more.
Iftikhar will present in the SBS Pavilion on Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m., engaging in conversation with Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, a nonpartisan center for advocacy, research, and policy currently devoting its efforts to combating the rising incivility between political factions in its Revive Civility campaign. The two will discuss his recent book, Scapegoats, and the rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric in American popular culture, as well as exploring ways to combat hate speech and fight Islamophobia.
The 2017 Tucson Festival of Books will take place on the University of Arizona campus on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The SBS Pavilion (#154), located on the UA Mall south of the student union between the UA Bookstore Pavilion and the Food Court, will feature further programming during each of these blocks.
Presented by the National Institute for Civil Discourse in collaboration with The UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Tucson Festival of Books