Our 2016 lecture series tackles the theme “Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century.” Featuring scholars and journalists who are leading thought-provoking conversations about Muslims and Islam today, the series addresses questions of identity and belonging, youth and integration, and immigration and settlement.

In this lecture

Bessma Momani is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo and 2015 Scholar of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. Her book Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring (2015) is optimistic about the future of the Middle East.


Learn more about other lectures in this series:

Media, Muslims, and Free Speech
Sunday, April 17, 2–3 pm

The Qur'an in the 21st Century
Sunday, May 1, 2–3 pm

Of Hockey and Hijab: New Reflections on Being Female, Canadian, and Muslim
Sunday, May 15, 2–3 pm

Communing with the Divine: Islamic Mystical Traditions and the Arts
Sunday, June 26, 2–3 pm

Refugees, Immigrants, and Citizens: The Muslim Diaspora Experience in the West
Sunday, July 10, 2–3 pm


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ISLAM AND MUSLIMS IN THE 21st CENTURY: Hybrid Identities: Muslim Arab Youth and the West

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