2012 Muslim Series
Justice and Civil Society in the Muslim World
A Series of Lectures, Films, and Readings
March 5 - April 25, 2012
The aim of the series is to encourage cross-cultural understanding of the Muslim world. One of the many false assumptions associated with the Muslim world is a long-held view that the Muslim world
is by nature resistant to change and democracy. This series of events challenges such essentialist views by bringing attention to the grassroots efforts that have been made by civil society actors to instigate change and attain a sense of justice in the Muslim world. The growing protest movements and uprisings in some countries have made this subject matter particularly topical.
We hope that this program will serve to dispel existing stereotypes and serve to create a better understanding of the complexity and diversity that exist in most Muslim societies. All events are open
to the public and free of charge.
This series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Additional support has been provided by the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, the Rouha Foundation and the Islamic Center of Passaic County.
Montclair State University’s Global Education Center, College of the Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Education and Human Services
Art and Design, Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Educational Foundations, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science and Law, Theater and Dance