Levin Family Dean's Forum Addresses Islamophobia

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Reza Aslan speaks during the 2017 Levin Family Dean’s Forum “Fear Inc.: Confronting Islamophobia in America.” Photo credit: Lisa Godfrey

Internationally known writer, professor, producer, and scholar of religions Reza Aslan spoke to a packed auditorium during the annual Levin Family Dean’s Forum this February. In “Fear Inc.: Confronting Islamophobia in America,” Aslan called for North Americans to confront and abolish hatred and discrimination against Muslim people. While at Penn, Aslan also screened the first episode of his new CNN television series, Believer.

Aslan is a tenured professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and serves on the board of trustees for the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Yale Humanist Community. He is the author of two bestselling books, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.