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2022 Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Lecture

WT Young Athletics Association Auditorium
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Dr. Attiya Ahmad, Associate Professor of Anthropology Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University
Intended Audience:
Open to Public

Title: "Halal Tourism and the Recharting of the West"

Description:  Muslims are the fastest growing population of international tourists today, and their travel constitutes the largest cross-border movement of Muslims both historically and in our contemporary world.  Based on extensive ethnographic research conducted on the global emergence of halal tourism networks in Turkey, Spain, GCC, UK, Singapore and Malaysia, Prof. Ahmad examines how Muslim tourist itineraries are recharting our understanding of ‘the West’.

The Sheikh Lecture is open to the campus community and general public.

Reception: Refreshments will be served in the Alumni Gallery immediately following the lecture.

Dr. Attiya Ahmad