EXETER – “Muslim Women: Respect or Repression?” is the title of a free public lecture by Hadia Mubarak to be held Mon., October 1, at 7:30-9:00 p.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Society, 12 Elm St., Exeter. The public is invited and the building is handicapped accessible.

Hadia Mubarak is a Senior Researcher at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim Christian Understanding. She has traveled throughout the Muslim world and conducted on-site surveys and interviews with a range of Muslim scholars, government officials, activists, students, and journalists in Qatar, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Pakistan and India.

She previously worked as a Research Assistant for the Islam in the Age of Globalization Project sponsored by the Brookings Institute, Pew Forum and American University.

In 2004, Mubarak was the first female to be elected as president of the Muslim Students Association National (MSA), which serves to promote religious awareness on college campuses and foster an atmosphere that accommodates the religious diversity of its student body.

“We the People” is a series of free public lectures on crucial issues facing our society. The series is sponsored by the Congregational, Unitarian-Universalist and Episcopal churches of Exeter in cooperation with Phillips Exeter Academy.

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