Acknowledging our 20th anniversary milestone, the Center would like to build on our strengths of acknowledging the past to understand our future. Our keynote speaker, author and historian Dr. Denise Spellberg will discuss her book titled “Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders.” This exploration of Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an provides a timely look at the ideals that existed in our country’s creation, and their fundamental implications for our present and future.
We will also celebrate our 20th year milestone with the screening of a 10-minute film commemorating the Center’s history and achievements.
Date: April 7, 2014
Time: 4pm – film screening and presentation by Professor Spellberg
Book signing following talk
Location: Doody Auditorium, Swan Hall,
Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881
Parking: Briar Lane Lot behind the Visitor’s center
Bio – Denise Spellberg is an Associate Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She was awarded the Carnegie Foundation Scholarship in 2009 and has been featured on NPR’s “All things Considered” and WBUR’s “On Point” and reviewed in the New York Time’s Sunday Book Review.