Expert on Islamic extremism in China to speak at Wake Forest Feb. 12

Dru C. Gladney, professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will present “Islamic Extremism in China: Can a 9-11 Happen There?” at Wake Forest University Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Greene Hall, Room 162. This event is free and open to the public.

Gladney is a professor of Asian studies and anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar twice and has conducted long-term field research in China, Central Asia and Turkey. He is a consultant to the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, UNESCO and the National Academy of Sciences.

He has also provided analysis for CNN and National Public Radio, and for publications including Newsweek magazine, Time magazine and The New York Times.

Gladney’s books include “Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People’s Republic” and “Ethnic Identity in China: The Making of a Muslim Minority Nationality.” His latest book, “Dislocating China: Muslims, Minorities, and other Sub-Altern Subjects,” will be published later this year.

Gladney’s talk at Wake Forest is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and the political science department. For more information, call 336-758-5455.

Categories: Events, Speakers