Join Colloquia for the film screening of Islam and the Future of Tolerance (86 minutes) followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, Yasmine Mohammed, and film director Jay Shapiro.
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
After publicly clashing in a debate over the concept of Islamic reform in the Muslim world, prominent atheist philosopher Sam Harris and Islamist-turned-liberal-Muslim Maajid Nawaz reconnect in an attempt at civil and honest dialogue.
DR. MUHAMMAD FRASER-RAHIM
Dr. Fraser-Rahim is the Executive Director, North America for Quilliam International, a London based think tank focused on counter-extremism. He is an expert on violent extremism issues and a scholar on Africa. Prior to his current role, he served as a Senior Program Officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he led their Horn of Africa program and served as an expert on violent extremism issues globally.
Mohammed is an Arab-Canadian university educator, activist, and writer. She wrote a memoir titled Al Qaeda to Atheism: The Girl Who Would Not Submit and has a blog called Confessions of an Ex-Muslim. She also runs Free Hearts Free Minds, an organization that supports individuals who have left Islam but are still living in Islamic nations.
JAY SHAPIROShapiro is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York. His major directorial debut, Opposite Field, followed the journey of the first African team to play in the Little League World Series. It was bought by Netflix for digital distribution and was featured in the New York Times and on ABC, ESPN, and CNN International. Shapiro recently directed All Rise, a feature-length documentary about the complexities of international law, which was filmed in 11 countries and privately screened at the United Nations.
This event is sponsored by Colloquia, Columbia European Society and the Critical Thinking Unit.