Nov 7, 2007    #154
Contact: Angela Turner

UMKC visiting professor Mohammed Hafez speaks on suicide bombers

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) visiting professor Mohammed Hafez will speak on Islam: Between Moderation and Extremism, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 at 7 p.m. in Overland Park, Kan. The program, presented by the Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee, is free and open to the public.

Hafez has authored several books on the topic, including “Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom” and “Manufacturing Human Bombs: The Making of Palestinian Suicide Bombers.”

Hafez has appeared on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” MSNBC and C-Span. His comments have been heard on NPR, and he has been widely quoted in a number of newspapers around the country. He is a government consultant on terrorism, the Middle East and radical Islamic movements.

For his book on Palestinian suicide bombers, Hafez conducted research in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. This program presents a unique opportunity to hear an expert on this topic of major concern.

The program will take place at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 West 115 Street, Overland Park, Kan. For more information, contact Judy Hellman, associate director of Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee, at 913-327-8125.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban engagement.


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