Xavier explores the future of Muslim-West relations with a presentation by John Esposito

The film "Inside Islam" featuring Esposito is being shown two days before the dialogue | November 13, 2009

One of the most critical issues facing the world today is the relationship between the Muslim world and the West. Xavier University’s Brueggeman Center for Dialogue hosts John L. Esposito, a professor of Islamic studies and author of a book about Muslims, for a discussion abut the future of this relationship.

A showing of the film, “Inside Islam,” which features Esposito, is being shown on Monday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium on Xavier’s campus. Esposito’s presentation takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Duff Banquet Center in Xavier’s Cintas Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Esposito is a professor of religion, international affairs and Islamic studies, and is the founding director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the author of What a Billion Muslims Really Think.

Esposito’s appearance is co-sponsored by The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Department of Theology at Xavier University, International Student Services at Xavier, the Office of Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier, Bridges for a Just Community and Northern Kentucky University.

For more information on the presentation or the film, please call 513-745-3922.