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Vol 1, Issue 2 • December 2010
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Book CoverConversation ... and action
On July 1, 2010, the Lubar Institute “celebrated” our fifth anniversary. But there was no time for a cake or celebratory pats on the back; we were too busy getting ready to attend the Islamic Society of North America’s annual conference, where LISAR Director Charles Cohen spoke on a panel concerned with “Jewish-Muslim Relations.” This episode typifies 2010, our busiest year yet—and one that also revealed LISAR’s larger potential and international reach more strikingly than ever... (continued)


Professor Charles CohenFrom the Director
The last few months have witnessed a brutal intensification of antipathy towards American Muslims, signaled nationally by the uproar over the Park51 Islamic Community Center in New York.... (continued)



Eric OgiLISAR Fellows Voice
Eric Ogi, LISAR Undergraduate Fellow, 2010-11
More than a hundred students, professors, and community members came out to see Dr. Aisha Al-Mannai, the first female dean of the College of Shari’a and Islamic Studies at Qatar University, speak on “Islam’s View of Other Religions..." (continued)


LISAR symbolSupporting the LISAR mission
As you are making decisions regarding year-end charitable gifts, please consider joining generous donors like Keith and Jane Nosbusch of Mecquon, Wisconsin, whose recent gift to LISAR has allowed our Community Forum to flourish this academic year... (continued)