Muslims and America: Beyond Fear of the Other

Main Speaker: Dr. Muqtedar Khan, University of Delaware; Respondent: Dr. Gerald Schlabach, University of St. Thomas


Wednesday, April 6, 2011
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium


There has been a great deal of concern about Islamophobia in America.  The speaker and respondent addressed this issue.

‌Featured speaker, Dr. Muqtedar Khan, is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Islamic Political Thought, from Georgetown University in May 2000. 

Dr. Kahn is the author of American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom(Amana, 2002), Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (Praeger, 2004), Islamic Democratic Discourse (Lexington Books, 2006) and Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West(University of Utah Press, 2007).

Dr. Khan frequently comments on BBC, CNN International, FOX and VOA TV, Bridges TV, NPR and other radio and TV networks. His political commentaries appear regularly in newspapers in over 20 countries.  He has lectured in North America, East Asia, Middle East and Europe . Dr. Khan is from Hyderabad in India. He is married to Reshma and has a son Rumi, and a daughter Ruhi.

His articles on Islam and American Muslims can be read at and his commentaries on global politics can be read at

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Muqtedar Khan

Dr. Muqtedar Khan