EVENT: Guest speaker courtesy of the UCF Political Science Department

Amitabh Pal, the author of “Islam Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today,” will make a presentation on the same subject Thursday, Feb. 23, at the University of Central Florida.

Pal, who is also the managing editor of The Progressive, will speak at 3 p.m. in the Garden Key Room of the Student Union. His presentation is a feature of the Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program, housed in the UCF Global Perspectives Office.

The UCF Political Science Department and the UCF Nicholson School of Communication helped sponsor this event as well.

It is free and open to the public.

In this book, Pal seeks to rebut many misconceptions about Islam by detailing its tradition of nonviolence. He chooses to incorporate modern Muslim societies in his analysis by spotlighting recent peaceful protest movements.

Pal is also the co-editor of the Progressive Media Project. In his work, he has interviewed many newsmakers, such as the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter and John Kenneth Galbraith.

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