April - June 2010, Islam, Latin America

FIU Hosts Conference on Islam in Latin America


March 17, 2010

Florida International University (FIU)

The Middle East Studies Program in FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs is organizing a one day conference on Islam in Latin America. The event will take place on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the MARC International Pavilion on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Leading scholars from Latin America will join FIU scholars to discuss the presence of Islam and Muslims in Latin America, their impact on and integration into Latin American societies, and their historical and contemporary ties to the Middle East and the larger Muslim world.

This group includes Dr. Camila Pastor from the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) in Mexico; Dr. Paulo Hilu Pinto from Universidade Federal Fluminese in Brazil; Dr. Luis Mesa del Monte from El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City; and Dr. Jonathan Friedlander from UCLA. In addition, this respected group will be joined by FIU scholars whose research focuses on Islam and its historical and contemporary impact on global society. This group will include Dr. Mohiaddin Mesbahi, Director of the Middle East Studies Program and associate professor in FIU’s Department of Politics and International Relations; Dr. Maria Mar Logrono, assistant professor in FIU’s Department of History; and others from the Departments of Religious Studies and Politics and International Relations.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Francesco Ortoleva at 305-348-1792.

Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center.

Related links:

Islam in Latin America, FIU Research Project

Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU

Middle East Studies Program, FIU