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An Evening with Haroon Moghul

December 4, 2017
8:00 pm
Oshman Family JCC

In How to Be a Muslim: An American Story, Moghul, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Policy and the Muslim Leadership Initiative facilitator at the Shalom Hartman Institute, details his coming-of-age story as an American Muslim and his struggle to forge his identity as a second-generation immigrant in a post-9/11 world. Moghul documents the crushing pressures of living in a world that shuns and fears Muslims, as well as his own complicated relationship with Islam and his battles with Bipolar disorder. In describing his journey, Haroon Moghul states: "Where once I was caught in tensions between Muslimness and Westernness, Americanness and Pakistaniness, now I embraced these as complementarities . . . Islam was no longer a straightjacket into which I forced myself, not a nonnative language I learned from others around me, but a grammar through which I vowed to write my own stories." About the author: Haroon Moghul builds Muslim-Jewish engagement at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He was selected as one of five hundred Muslim Global Leaders of Tomorrow, has been a fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law and with the New America Foundation, has served as the director of public relations at the Islamic Center at New York University, and is part of the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. He's written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Time, Foreign Policy, Haaretz, and CNN. Purchase your ticket and book bundle in advance and save! Paperback copies of How to Be a Muslim: An American Story will also be available for sale at the event for $17 plus tax. Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F-401 $25 Ticket and book bundle (paperback book) $18 General Public (ticket only) | $15 Members and J-Pass holders (ticket only) | $10 Students (ticket only) For more information, please visit

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