08 Nov 2021
Khaled Beydoun, acclaimed authored and law professor, will discuss “Islamophobia: The Myths, Roots, and Rise” at noon Nov. 12 at the University of Nebraska College of Law.
The objectives of this lecture are to humanize the experience of Muslims during the War on Terror, describe the legal architecture/ legal framework of Islamophobia in America, bring attention to the distinct form of injury experienced by Muslims, and demystify stereotypes.
Beydoun’s research examines the legal construction of Arab and Muslim American identity, the foundational and modern development of Islamophobia and the intersection of national security policy, civil liberties, and citizenship. Beydoun is a leading public intellectual on Islamophobia, in the United States and abroad, and other matters relevant to policing and profiling of Muslim populations. He is the author of the critically acclaimed American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear. In addition to his regular commentary in Al-Jazeera English, Beydoun’s insight has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Time, Salon, and ESPN; and television and radio news programming including CNN, the BBC, Fox, NBC, and ABC News. Since 2019, Beydoun has annually been included on the list of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World.
Beydoun’s lecture is presented by the Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA). MLSA is dedicated to helping Muslim students feel welcomed and empowered to build the narratives of Muslims in the legal field together and aims to create a safe space for Muslim students and allies to discuss the multi-faceted experiences of Muslim law students.
The event is free and open to the public. This program has been approved for 1.0 CLE credit in Nebraska. Attorneys requesting CLE credit and those attending remotely should register at https://go.unl.edu/beydoun.