University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole launched his new book Engaging the Muslim World at ACMCU. After Professor Cole's remarks there was extensive Q&A moderated by ACMCU Associate Director Dr. John Voll.
Western society is suffering from Islam Anxiety—the product of fear-mongering and misinformation. There is a desperate need to debunk the myths concerning Islam in order to improve the political and ideological understanding between Muslim countries and their Western counterparts. In Engaging the Muslim World, Juan Cole carefully sorts through and addresses all the major issues in Western - Muslim relations, including: terrorism, gas and petroleum dependence on the volatile Oil Gulf, the uncertainties of the Iraq War, and the little-understood regimes in Iran and Saudi Arabia.