ANT465H5S: International guests giving online learning a global tint

guest speakers
ANT465H5S guest speakers in Winter 2021 include: 
Top row, left to right: Mohammed Tayssir Safi, Adrian Ashir Kirk, Aman Ali. Middle row, left to right: Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt, Dr. Nivin Sharaf. Bottom row, left to right: El-Farouk, Dr. amina wadud, Medina Tenour Whiteman.
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January 8, 2021

Prof. Sarah Hillewaert is creating a unique and engaging online learning environment for students this winter. Working together with the University of Toronto Mississauga International Education Centre, she is including the Global Classroom initiative in ANT465H5S, her fourth-year seminar on the Anthropology of Islam. Over the course of the semester, eight international guests will join students online to have informal conversations about the different themes covered in the course. And the list of speakers is impressive. For example, Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt, CEO of Launchgood, the biggest Islamic crowdfunding platform will join the conversation on charity and ethics in Islam. Aman Ali, the award-winning American comedian and storyteller, will join students during the week on prayer, to talk about his 30 Mosques in 30 Days project. And Dr. amina wadud, famous for her work on feminism in Islam, will speak about gender and Islam.

And there’s still space for students to join these conversations! Check out the syllabus for ANT465H5S on the UTM Timetable, and enrol in the course via ACORN.