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Thursday, September 22 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
PANEL: Islamophobia in Focus: Muslims and the Media (pre-conference program)

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Research shows that 9 in 10 of all news reports about Muslims, Islam and organizations are related to violence – war or terrorism. In fact, most Muslim newsmakers are warlords or terrorists. Alarmingly, media representations of Islam were worse in 2015 than any other time since 9/11. Are such portrayals representative of today’s global realities? Are Muslims simply over-sensitive? Are concerns with media depictions of Muslims and Islam in the West reflective of a liberal culture obsessed with political correctness? If not, are there opportunities for change?

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This panel is presented through the generosity of the Newseum. Though part of the RNA pre-conference program, it is also open to the public.

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Our thanks to the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute for footage of this event.

Moderators
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Engy Abdelkader

Faculty, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Engy Abdelkader is faculty at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she teaches courses on international terrorism and human rights as well as civil liberties and national security. The author of "When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections," Abdelkader’s legal scholarship has been published in the Fordham International Law Journal, Asian American Law Journal at... Read More →

Speakers
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John Esposito

Founding Director, Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
University professor, professor of religion and international affairs and of Islamic studies at Georgetown University, John L. Esposito is founding director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Previously, he was Loyola professor of Middle East studies, College of the Holy Cross. Past president of the American Academy of Religion and Middle East Studies Association of North America... Read More →
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Arsalan Iftikhar

The Muslim Guy
@TheMuslimGuy Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author of the book "SCAPEGOATS: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms." He serves as senior editor for The Islamic Monthly and for nearly a decade, he was a regular on-air weekly commentator for National Public Radio (NPR). Iftikhar was  named one of the top 12 Muslim Twitter accounts in the world by The... Read More →
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Dalia Mogahed

Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Dalia Mogahed is the director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. She is former executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide. With John L. Esposito, she coauthored the book "Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think." President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on... Read More →
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Ayman Mohyeldin

Foreign Correspondent, NBC News
@AymanM  | | Ayman is a Foreign Correspondent for NBC News and Anchor for MSNBC. | | Photo via Flickr.
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Roland Schatz

Founder and CEO, Media Tenor International
Roland Schatz is the founder and CEO of Media Tenor International, a leading media content analysis company. He is also a co-founder of the C-1 World Dialogue initiative. In 2009, he spoke at the World Parliament of Religions on the panel "Media Savvy: How Journalists and Religious Leaders Can Work Together for Better Coverage." Schatz also teaches communication management at universities in Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and the... Read More →



Thursday September 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW

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