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March 23, 2016

Cemil Aydin, Associate Professor of History

There are over 1.5 billion Muslim faithful spread over six continents. Muslims can be Arab, British, African, French, Persian, Indonesian, Indian, American, or any other nationality, and yet it is still common to hear discussions of “Muslims” as though there were a monolithic bloc. While the diversity of Muslim experiences since 1945 makes generalizing difficult, there have been some shared pressures and developments throughout the Islamic world. Join Cemil Aydin as he discusses some of the changes and developments in select Muslim societies over the past seventy years. In a time when stereotypes prevail, this lecture will provide needed historical context and perspective.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373

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