Islam, The Muslim World & American Politics: What Happens Now
Date(s) - 11/14/2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Capt. Muazzam Ali Shaheed Welfare Trust
About this Event
Peace in Middle East, freedom for Palestinians and Kashmiris. Will it happen? Dr. Pintak will talk about what has been going on in the Muslim countries and how the result of the election in USA could affect the policies about Palestine, Kashmir, and other hot spots of Muslim world. Listen to him and ask questions.
Lawrence Pintak is an award-winning journalist and scholar who has written about America’s complex relationship with Islam since 1980. He has reported from four continents, including 18 African countries and 15 Arab states. A former CBS News Middle East correspondent holds PhD in Islamic Studies.
He is dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University in East Africa and was previously the founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (2009-2016). He was on Advisory Board of Center of Excellence in Journalism at Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Pakistan (2011-2017) to develop the first professional journalism graduate degree. In the years leading up to the Arab Spring, Pintak also advised journalism schools in the Caucasus, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf.
Pintak reported on the birth of modern suicide bombing and the rise of Hezbollah in Beirut, the Iran-Iraq War, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and a variety of other stories across the Middle East. His career extends from the Carter White House to the Indonesian revolution, the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict to Zimbabwe’s independence war. He has won two Overseas Press Club awards and was twice nominated for international Emmys.
Pintak been called the foremost chronicler of the interaction between Arab and Western media. His books and articles focus on America’s relationship with the Muslim world, the role of the media in shaping global perceptions and government policy, and the global challenges to press freedom.
Pintak was named a Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017 for “outstanding service to the profession of journalism” around the world and received the AEJMC Senior Scholar award in 2019. His 2019 book, “America & Islam,” is a finalist for the Religion News Association annual book award.