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The Rise of Islamophobia The Rise of Islamophobia and the Integration of Muslims in France

Start Date: October 30 6:30 PM
This event is open to the public

CarsonWhy does Islamophobia exist in France? How does it contribute to the continuation of Islamic fundamentalism? Does it create a self-fulfilling prophecy, as most recently seen in the case of the Charlie Hebdo attack? How can we, as a campus and a nation, look at France as a case study on multiculturalism?

Starting with the earliest Muslim and French interactions, and then moving through histories of colonialism, post-colonialism, and contemporary French social politics, Carson Wardell ’16 will focus on the role of French ideologies in shaping the French-Muslim experience. In looking toward the example of France, this presentation should inspire dialogue around the value and shape of multiculturalism on this campus.

Sponsored by the Office of Community & Multicultural Development. Dessert will be served. Free and open to the public. Held in Kemper Auditorium.

Faculty Advisor: Claire Gallou, Instructor in French

The CAMD Scholar program, established in 2006, allows selected students to pursue independent summer research projects related to diversity, multiculturalism, community, and/or identity with the guidance of a faculty advisor.