Global Perspectives on Pluralism in the United States

A Panel of International Scholars of Religious Studies Visit the United States

Date & Time:

Monday, July 2, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, July 2, 2018, 4:00 p.m.


free and open to the public


McNeely Hall, room 100
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN


refreshments and cookies provided

Join us for an afternoon featuring five scholars of religion who will offer short presentations on their work in the study of religion in their home nations as well as brief reflections on their visit to the US this summer to observe religious pluralism. They represent Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, and China. After the short presentations, a conversational question-and-answer period will ensue.


  • Fouzia Mannan, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, East West University (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • Savong Houn, Government Researcher, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
  • Yichao Tu, Associate Professor, Center for American Studies, Fudan University (Shanghai, People’s Republic of China)
  • Arif Kemil Abdulah, Lecturer and Head of Islamic Studies Research Center,Islamic Institute Sofia (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Ousmanou Adama, Lecturer, Department of History, University of Maroua (Maroua, Cameroon) 

Sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas and the Dialogue Institute’s (Philadelphia, PA) “Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars” (SUSI) program focusing on Religious Pluralism in the United States (which is a program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs).

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.

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