5 September 2007

LECTURE - Waleed Aly (Sydney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne; 27 Sept 2007)

A Night of Stories: With Waleed Aly - People Like Us
Thursday 27 September 2007,
6.30pm for 7pm start Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne

“A Night of Stories: With Waleed Aly - People Like Us”

Recently, Islam and the West have spoken so many words about each other, but have these words fostered deeper understanding about each other? A regular columnist in The Age, Waleed Aly examines the cultural chasm between Islam and the West in his book People like Us. As a Muslim born and raised in Australia, Waleed stands at the intersection of Islam and the West and sees a world of perpetual misunderstandings, as both fail to see beyond the stereotypes and truly comprehend the other.

Waleed Aly is the board member of the Islamic Council of Victoria and lecturer at Global Terrorism Unit at Monash University. Mr. Aly will be joined in conversation by Dr. Ian Coller from the School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne.

This event is presented by Asialink, Readings and Picador Australia Entry is free.

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