Wajahat Ali, Auburn Conversations

On Wednesday, May 16, from 6-8 pm (ET) we hosted a conversation with Wajahat Ali who returned to Auburn for an in-depth conversation on just how complex it is to engage with “the other.”  

The focus of the talk was Ali’s recent reporting for The Atlantic, on his travels in the West Bank. The conversation was moderated by Auburn Seminary Associate Dean, Logan Nakyanzi Pollard and was followed by a Q&A with the audience.

About the Speakers

Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department, and all-around funny guy.  He has been at the forefront of working to overcome Islamophobia and harmful stereotypes aimed at the Muslim community.

He is also an Auburn Senior Fellow.

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard is Associate Dean at Auburn Seminary. She produces and directs Auburn Conversations, which offer an intimate experience to hear and challenge insights from visionary voices, artists, and uplifting leaders of faith and moral courage from across the cultural spectrum. 

Other Conversations:

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  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Andrea Jenkins, and Lisa Anderson in conversation about leadership and care for transgender women of color as a revolutionary act.
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  • Paulina Helm-Hernandez (Photo by Patrick Saunders)
    Paulina Helm-Hernandez: A How-To On Transformative Relationship Building
  • The Difference Women Make
  • Wajahat Ali: A Muslim, an American on the Trials of Engagement

Auburn Conversations are sponsored by the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation.