Prof. John Esposito, the leading scholar of Islam in the United States, will be speaking at CCSU's Torp Theatre on Thursday, October 3 at 4.30 p.m.

parking available at Welte Garage next to Torp Theatre

The title of his talk is

Islamophobia and Terrorism in the Age of Trump

It is part of the Middle East Lecture Series at Central Connecticut State University and is sponsored by CCSU’s Student Union Board of Governors Mosaic Committee, Office of Institutional Advancement, Middle East Studies, International Studies Program, Department of Political Science, Department of History

Prof. Esposito is the University Professor of Religion, International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C  and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian- Understanding. He is the Director of The Bridge Initiative: Protecting Pluralism --- Ending Islamophobia

 He has served as consultant to the U.S. Department of State and served as ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations on De-Radicalization.

He is the author of more than 30 books that include: The Future of Islam; Islamophobia and the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century; Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality; What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

Prof. Esposito has been interviewed by - and written articles for - newspapers, magazines, and the media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times of London, CNN, ABC Nightline, CBS, NBC, and the BBC.

For more info: contact 860 832 2942


  • Occurred Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm


Central Connecticut State University, Davidson Hall

Torp Theatre, 1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 06050


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