Islam in Global Perspectives

The Islam in Global Perspectives speaker series calls together experts from a range of scholarly and activist backgrounds to examine how people use Islam as a globalized moral, legal, and cultural system in situations of plurality, minoritization and social change. The goal of the series is to spark campus and community-wide discussion on themes critical to understanding contemporary Muslim cultures and societies, as well as to foster a network of scholars, activists and leaders who are located in and around Michigan. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. They will take place on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the WMU Multicultural Center in Trimpe Hall, 1081 Knollwood Avenue. Parking is free to all in lots 39 and 100. Light refreshments will be provided. For any questions, please contact Alisa Perkins.

See a complete list of our upcoming speakers.


This series is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University.  In addition, partner sponsors are:

  • Center for African Development Policy Research, WMU
  • Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, WMU
  • College of Arts and Sciences, WMU
  • WMU departments of Anthropology; Educational Leadership, Research and Technology; Gender and Women’s Studies; Sociology; Spanish; and World Languages and Literatures
  • Department of Religion, Kalamazoo College
  • Graduate students of comparative religion
  • Barbara Hasan, in memory of Zamir Hasan
  • KNOW: Kalamazoo Non-Violent Opponents of War
  • Lee Honors College, WMU
  • Muslim Student Association, WMU
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion, WMU
  • Office of the Provost, WMU
  • Parking Services, WMU