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Nathan Lean

Author Nathan Lean on Islamophobia:
Its Causes and Consequences

Monday, February 20
7:30 p.m. 

250 Knowlton Hall
275 W. Woodruff Ave.

Nathan Lean is a writer and scholar of the Middle East. He will discuss the causes and consequences of the rise in prejudice and discrimination of Muslim and highlights some of the underlying dynamics that have animated it in recent history. Looking ahead, he also offers key insights on how students, scholars and members of community at large can counter instances of prejudice and help realize a world that values pluralism and diversity.

Lean is the co-author of Iran, Israel and the United States (Palgrave 2010), and author of the award-winning The Islamophobia Industry (Pluto 2012), which has been translated into four foreign languages. Additionally, Lean is the co-editor of The Moral Psychology of Terrorism (Cambridge Scholars 2013). His upcoming books include The Changing Middle East: Power and Politics in an Age of Revolution and Understanding Islam and the West.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Melinda McClimans,

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