Islamophobia: Overcoming Myths and Engaging in a Better Conversation
Opening Remarks By:
Ms. Vuslat Doğan Sabancı
Aydın Doğan Foundation
Author and Commentator on Comparative Religion
Dr. Mehmet Aydin
Former Turkish Minister of State
Dean, School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Host of Zainab Salbi Project
President and CEO
The role of national policy on civil rights protections is vital and now more important than ever before.
Join us on October 20 for a public discussion at the Atlantic Council, convened in anticipation of the Smithsonian's opening of its international exhibition, "The Art of the Quran."
Our distinguished group of panelists will address issues, including the media's influence on shaping public perceptions of Islam and Muslims; the role policymakers can and should play in bridging the gap between Muslim and non-Muslim communities; and the role art and cultural institutions can play in shifting the narrative to a more inclusive and productive discussion.
We hope to create a forward-looking conversation on how attitudes, particularly negative ones, are triggers for homegrown unrest and how national civil rights policy can contribute to a more constructive dialogue.
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