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University hosts an audience with Kenan Malik

19 January 10

The University of Bradford will host an audience with Kenan Malik on Thursday, 21 January, 2010.

Part of the 'Participation Bites' seminar series at the University, the audience that the event will be given the opportunity to hear and discuss this leading commentator's thoughts on freedom of speech and religious offence, multiculturism and identity politics.

Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster specialising in the history of ideas, the philosophy of science and questions of religion, race and multiculturism and a campaigner for equal rights, secularism and humanism. He was born in India in 1962, and was brought up in Manchester. He studied neurobiology at the University of Sussex and history and philosophy of science at Imperial College, London. Kenan is now Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political, International and Policy Studies at the University of Surrey. He is a presenter of Analysis, BBC Radio 4's flagship current affairs programme, and a panellist on The Moral Maze. His books include The Meaning of Race (1996), Man, Beast and Zombie (2000), Strange Fruit (2008) and From Fatwa to Jihad (2009).

Community Associate for Programme for a Peaceful City, Lisa Cummings, said: "Members of the public are warmly invited to attend a seminar with Kenan Malik, a leading public commentator and writer of books such as 'From Fatwa to Jihad'.  Kenan will share his typically provocative thoughts about multiculturalism.  Come and join the discussion."

The event will take place in the John Stanley Bell lecture theatre, in the Richmond Building at the University at 6.30pm - 8pm.  Registration at 6pm.  For more information contact Events Bradford on 01274 233217 or

19 January 10

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