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Nationally recognized Islamophobia expert to present at Milligan

Dr. Todd Green

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2018) —Dr. Todd Green, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will present two lectures on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Green will speak in Emmanuel Christian Seminary’s B.D. Phillips Chapel at 11 a.m. and in Hyder Auditorium at 5 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

Green’s lectures, “Assuming the Best of our Muslim Neighbors” and “The Sins of the Fathers: Erasing Christian Violence in the Age of ISIS,” will address Islamophobia in the United States and Europe.

Green served as a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department in 2016-17, where he analyzed Islamophobia in Europe. He has addressed this topic in interviews with various media outlets, including CNN, NPR, Al-Jazeera, France 24, Reuters and The Intercept.

He is the author of two books, “The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West” and “Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism.”

Dr. Craig Farmer, associate dean of Milligan’s School of Arts and Humanities, currently teaches an undergraduate course on Islamic faith and practice and noted that his students are excited to hear Green’s perspective.

“Green has studied, spoken and written about the common fears of Islam in the West for many years,” stated Farmer. “His scholarship seeks to challenge narratives of fear about Muslim communities and to build bridges of understanding and friendship between Muslims and their non-Muslim neighbors.”

Green’s visit is sponsored by the Milligan Honors Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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