BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Jewish Community Relations Council/American Jewish Committee – Detroit (JCRC/AJC), the Michigan Muslim Community Council and Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) Detroit will host its 6th Annual “A Shared Future” Lecture Series with Wayne State University Professors Howard Lupovitch and Saeed Khan. This year’s topic is “Exploring Muslim-Jewish Relations Domestically and Internationally.”
“A Shared Future” will consist of three, online presentations all beginning at 7 p.m.:
- Wednesday, May 20 – Domestic Muslim-Jewish Relations Over the Last 5 Years
- Wednesday, May 27 – International Muslim-Jewish Relations Over the Last 5 years
- Wednesday, June 3 – Looking Ahead: New Opportunities, (Old and) New Challenges
Established in 2014, “A Shared Future” is an interfaith dialogue series which unites members of the Jewish and Muslim communities to learn together and build relationships. There is no charge to attend the program for which advance registration is required. It can be completed at bit.ly/2OaZJNY.
Howard Lupovitch is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University. He received a Ph.D. in Jewish History from Columbia University and has taught at Cornell University, Colby College, the University of Western Ontario and University of Michigan, where he was also a fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies. A published author, Professor Lupovitch is the 2009 winner of the Bernard L. Maas Prize for Achievement in Jewish Culture and Continuity in the Area of Humanities.
Saeed A. Khan works in the University’s Department of History and is a lecturer in the Department of Near East & Asian Studies, where he teaches Islamic and Middle East History, Islamic Civilizations and History of Islamic Political Thought. A Research Fellow at Wayne State University’s Center for the Study of Citizenship, he also is an Adjunct Professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Detroit-Mercy and at Rochester College, where he co-teaches a course on Muslim-Christian Diversity. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at Wayne State University; Thomas M. Cooley Law School, JD.
Professor Khan has served as a consultant to the US-Arab Economic Forum and has founded the Center for the Study of Trans-Atlantic Diasporas, a think tank and policy center examining and comparing the condition of ethnic immigrant groups in North America and Europe, consulting the US and UK governments on their respective Muslim communities.
For additional information, contact Michael Kuper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Shared Future is generously sponsored by the Ravitz Foundation.
JCRC/AJC’s mission is to represent the metropolitan Detroit Jewish community, Israel and Jews throughout the world to the general community, and to establish collaborative relationships with other ethnic, racial, civic and religious groups. JCRC/AJC educates and advocates on important issues, seeking consensus with a commitment to Jewish values. For more information visit www.jcrcajc.org.
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