Immediate: October 8, 2009
Contact: Alicia Steger: 516.572.9634
The Fall 2009 Nassau Community College Cultural Program Presents Western Jihadism Jytte Klausen
Garden City, NY – The Fall 2009 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College is proud to host Western Jihadism presented by Jytte Klausen, a professor of politics at Brandeis University – on Thursday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the College Center Building. During her presentation, Klausen will speak about the Western world facing the challenge of terrorists who are now coming from the United States and Europe as opposed to elsewhere in the world.
Jytte Klausen is a professor of Comparative Politics at Brandeis University and an affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Her latest book, The Cartoons that Shook the World, is about the global protests against a Danish newspaper’s publication of caricatures of Muhammad. Klausen’s previous books include The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe, also published in German and Turkish, and numerous books and articles about immigrant integration, the European welfare state and social inclusion. In 2007, she received the Carnegie Scholars’ Award for research on the integration of Muslim faith communities in Europe. Klausen was a British Academy Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Klausen has a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research and a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
For more information about Western Jihadism, which is free and open to the public, call 516.572.7153.
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