The pacifist fundamentalist

Whitney Curtis

Students packed College Hall Sept. 13 to hear international human rights lawyer and prominent political commentator Arsalan Iftikhar, JD, speak on Muslim identity in the United States’ post-9/11 era. A lively question-and-answer discussion followed his lecture titled, “The Pacifist Fundamentalist.” The opening talk for the fall Assembly Series also was the annual Freshman Reading Program lecture for this year’s book selection, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. College Hall is the new dining room and special events area on the South 40. Iftikhar, a native of Chicago, is a graduate of WUSTL’s College of Arts & Sciences and law schools, and was a student here during the 9/11 crisis.

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