Dr. Amer F. Ahmed is a faculty member at the Institute for Democratic Education and served as Director of Intercultural Teaching and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. He was born in Ohio to Indian Muslim immigrants and draws on lived experience and deep theoretical analysis to guide institutions, leadership, and workplaces on a path to transformative change. This program will benefit participants interested in learning more about Islam and Islamophobia, providing needed context to bridge divides.
Before Dr. Ahmed delivers his lecture, the Honors & Scholars Programs will host a small group discussion open to honors students from all programs. The discussion will run from 2:30 to 4:00 PM on November 14 in HBC 207-208 and is limited to the first 25 registrants. Dr. Ahmed’s lecture will follow shortly after at 5:30 PM in the Toyota Auditorium. Please see the breakdown below for which program requirements can be fulfilled through this event.
1794 Scholars Program — Students who attend both the discussion and lecture may use the experience for their Global & Cultural Awareness credit for Fall 2017.
Haslam Scholars Program — Students who attend the 5:30 lecture will receive one Friday Faculty lecture credit. Students are encouraged to attend the discussion to deepen their lecture experience.
Chancellor’s Honors Program — Students will receive a Becker Seminar credit for attending the 2:30 discussion and an additional credit for the 5:30 lecture. Students may choose to attend either event for one credit or both for two.