NYU Florence was pleased to have presented the exhibition Hajera’s Family by Shahidul Alam in conjunction with the conference The West and Global Muslim Communities: Connecting Through Culture, which took place on campus from 11-13 November, 2015. This conference examined cultural connections in a specific contemporary context — the pressing need of Western societies and global Muslim communities to comprehend each other and communicate to each other. The conference identified ideas for increasing and improving the ways this work can be done. The discussion built on the findings of an earlier meeting of practitioners in this work, “U.S. Cultural Engagement with Global Muslim Communities” held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in the fall of 2013.
More information on this conference can be found on the LPD website.