The 99: Superheroes Inspired by IslamThe 99: Superheroes Inspired by Islamhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/191182KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2012-02-15T19:30:002012-02-15T21:00:00
February 15, 7:30PM–9:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Distinguished Visitor Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa
Created by the Kuwaiti psychologist, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, The 99 is a comic book series (first published in 2006) that tells the tales of superheroes inspired by the 99 attributes of Allah. As they fight crime, these superheroes smash stereotypes and reinforce positive messages of Islam.
Crossing cultures to promote peace and positive role models for children in the Islamic world, The 99 was identified by Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Trends Sweeping the Globe.” After his Egyptian speech, President Obama singled out Dr. Al-Mutawa as an example of someone who is working in a creative way to advance productive understanding of the Islamic world. For more on The 99 see Dr. Al-Mutawa’s TED Talk.
Dr. Al-Mutawa’s lecture is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Program in Middle East Studies at Bryn Mawr College and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Distinguished Visitor Program, and the Program in Middle East and Islamic Studies at Haverford College. Planned in conjunction with the new Haverford course ICPRH325 Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey.
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