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ANISA MEHDI “Islam, Muslims, and our Phobic World”
April 5, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bowl 001, Robertson Hall
Free and open to the public. On April 5th Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Anisa Mehdi looks at media coverage of Islam and Muslims and homes in on how to broaden the conversation.
Attendees must be ready to be seated when doors open at 4:30 PM.
Anisa Mehdi: Producer, professor, and pundit. This Emmy Award-winning journalist and educator specializes in religion and the arts. With 30 years producing, directing and writing under her belt, Anisa’s career reflects a commitment to cross-boundary communication and understanding. The first American broadcaster to cover the hajj pilgrimage from Mecca, she’s made several films on the subject including National Geographic’s acclaimed “Inside Mecca,” and more recently, “Sacred Journeys: the Hajj,” that premiered in December 2014 on PBS nationwide. She’s been a commentator for NPR, teaches at Seton Hall University, consults to the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan. Anisa is vice chair of the Abraham Path Initiative and a trustee of the Esalen Institute. She is an alumna of Wellesley College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.