PULLMAN, Wash. – The role of the media in shaping America’s relationship with Islam will be discussed by communication professor Lawrence Pintak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in CUE 203 in a free, public Washington State University common reading lecture.

The U.S. presidential election and the rise of ISIS have put Islam in headlines frequently, said Pintak. The lecture will also cover the way in which global politics and policy are shaping the relationship for the future.

The founding dean of WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Pintak has more than 30 years of global journalism experience, particularly in the Muslim world. He is the author of several books on Islam and the Middle East, including a primer on Islam for journalists, and serves as a consultant to the U.S. State Department.

This year’s common reading book is “I Am Malala.” For more information about the Common Reading and upcoming events visit https://CommonReading.wsu.edu/.

 

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Karen Weathermon, WSU common reading, 509-335-5488, kweathermon@wsu.edu
Emma Epperly, WSU Undergraduate Education communications, 509-335-9458, emmaepperly@wsu.edu