“An Evening with Reza Aslan: Religion, Identity, and the Future of America”
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
156 Straub Hall
Reza Aslan is a best-selling author, public intellectual, scholar of religions, producer, and television host. Through the lens of his own experience—his family fled Iran during the Revolution in 1979 and settled in the U.S. when Reza was seven—and the conflicts he faced as an immigrant growing up, Aslan will examine the crisis of identity that is currently gripping the U.S., and suggest some possible ways in which we should think differently about race, religion, and identity in order to abolish the hatred and discrimination that has led to this crisis. As Aslan points out, America has, from the beginning, been a diverse nation, built on immigration and ethnic diversity.
Aslan is the author of the international bestsellers No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (2005), and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (2013).
The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book sale and signing. It will be live-streamed at: ohc.uoregon.edu.
Seating is limited to 500; no tickets or reservations. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For more information or for disability accommodations (which must be made by Oct. 11th) please call (541) 346-3934 or email@example.com