In the face of what are all-too-often negative characterizations, misguided prejudices, and deeply entrenched misunderstandings, this year's conference seeks to provide a forum for safe and peaceful, yet critical and rigorous, reflection–reflections that not only allow one to peer through the pane and observe the strange, the foreign, and the unknown, but also allow one to face his or her own reflection, identifying those conceptions that need substantial re-shaping, re-imaging, and re-imagining.
Keynote Speaker: Sadullah Khan
(Executive Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Irvine)
Other speakers include: Althea Spencer-Miller, Catholic & Protestant Studies
(Visiting Lecturer in New Testament at Scripps College) Gawdat Gabra, Coptic Studies
(Former director of the Coptic Museum in Cairo) Deepak Shimkhada, Indic Philosophy & Culture
(President of the Foundation for Indic Philosophy and Culture) Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, Jewish Studies
(U.S. Director for Interreligious Affairs for The American Jewish Committee) Mark Paredes, Mormon Studies
(National Outreach Director for the American Jewish Congress) Hamid Mavani, Islamic Studies
(Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Religion) Touraj Daryaee, Zoroastrian Studies
(Associate Professor of History, University of California Irvine)
Free for students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges.