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Muslims of Metropolis

Oct 24 2008 12:00 am

Imagining Global Asia, the New School, and the World Policy Institute cordially invite you to

Muslims of Metropolis

A Book Discussion with Author and WPI Senior Fellow Kavitha Rajagopalan

In Muslims of Metropolis, Kavitha Rajagopalan takes a much needed step in personalizing and humanizing our understanding of the Muslim diaspora. Tracing the stories of three very different families-a Palestinian family moving to London, a Kurdish family moving to Berlin, and a Bangladeshi family moving to New York-she reveals a level of complexity and nuance that is seldom considered. Through their voices and in their words, Rajagopalan describes what prompted these families to leave home, what challenges they faced in adjusting to their new lives, and how they came to view their place in society. Interviews with community leaders, social justice organizations, and with academics and political experts in each of the countries add additional layers of insight to how broad political issues, like nationalist conflict, immigration reform, and antiterrorism strategies affect the lives of Muslims who have migrated in search of economic stability and personal happiness.

Kavitha Rajagopalan has worked in international development and finance, and as a journalist in India, Germany, and the United States. She is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute.

WHEN:

Friday, October 24

6:00-8:00 PM

WHERE:

The New School

66 W 12th St

New York, NY 10011

Room 407

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This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is strongly recommended to reserve your seat.  To register email events@worldpolicy.org or call the World Policy Institute Events line at 212.481.5005 Option 2.

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