Coming to America: The Muslim Experience

TRAVERSE CITY — Fifteen years after 9/11, western nations continue to struggle with how best to assimilate Muslim populations. Join Professor Sally Howell, Director of the Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as she kicks off the 2016–17 International Affairs Forum lecture series with a Sept. 15 discussion on the impact of Muslim residents in southern Michigan and the lessons that can be drawn in the broader national debate on immigrants.

Dearborn is home to one of the oldest and most diverse Muslim communities in the U.S., now receiving new waves of Muslim immigrants from all over the world. Howell, a professor of history, wrote and contributed to three books on metro Detroit's Arabic and Muslim communities.

The IAF is affiliated with NMC and the World Affairs Council of America. All lectures are held in the Dennos Museum Center's Milliken Auditorium on the NMC campus at 6 p.m., with a reception prior to the lecture from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Admission is free to all students and educators, and $10 for others. Subscriber tickets for the entire season are available; visit or call (231) 995-1700 for more information.

IAF lectures are rebroadcast on UpNorth TV public access cable television three times a week, and available online for streaming on demand. Board members also produce “Beyond the Headlines,” a roundtable-style interview program that focuses on current foreign affairs issues and airs on UpNorth TV.

Release Date: September 7, 2016

For More Information:

Karen Segal
International Affairs Forum co-chair
(231) 715-6064


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