The Institute for the Humanities is pleased to announce that Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, the author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet will give the 2018 Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture on October 10, 2018, 5:30pm at Rackham Amphitheater. In his lecture, titled "From Domination to Regeneration: Cultivating a New World View in Perilous Times," Abdul-Matin will address how to confront our current time of extraordinary upheaval, a time in which the failures of our economic and political systems have become clear and the harm is deeply and widely felt. Presented with support from the U-M Islamic Studies Program and Arab and Muslim American Studies. more
About Ibrahim Abdul-Matin: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is the author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet. He has advised two NYC mayors on sustainability policy, among other issues, and has also worked with Fortune 500 companies on sustainability and innovation. He has spoken and written for a variety of outlets on diverse topics including Islam and sustainability, organizing and activism, and land use process. A former on-air sports contributor to WNYC’s The Takeaway, Abdul-Matin has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Al Jazeera, among others. And in 2015 he was named one of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in New York City Politics by City & State Magazine.
About the Jill S. Harris Memorial Lecture: The Jill S. Harris Memorial Endowment was established in 1985 by Roger and Meredith Harris, Jill’s parents, her grandparents Allan and Norma Harris, and friends. The fund was established in memory of Jill, a resident of Chicago and undergraduate student at U-M who passed away due to injuries from an auto accident.
The fund brings a distinguished visitor to campus each year who will appeal to undergraduates interested in the humanities and the arts. The visitor may either be a fellow of the institute for an extended period of time or invited for a few days to present the annual lecture.The visiting fellow will usually interact with undergraduates, informally and through visits to classes or by other means by which exchanges with undergraduates may be promoted. Past Jill S. Harris Memorial Lectures.