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Irshad Manji in conversation with Jonathan Haidt

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Irshad Manji is founder of the Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California and the New York Times bestselling author of The Trouble With Islam Today, translated into more than thirty languages and later adapted into the Emmy-nominated PBS film Faith Without Fear. Oprah Winfrey made her among the first winners of the "Chutzpah" prize for boldness. Born to teach, Manji engages audiences as varied as West Point cadets and Dalai Lama fellows. When not on the road, she lives in Hawaii with her wife and their rescue dogs.

DON’T LABEL ME: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times (St. Martin's Press 2019) by Irshad Manji, equips us to engage our Other in a way that’s both authentic and strategic. Irshad Manji holds a scrappy conversation with her real-life Other: a dog named Lily. Raised in a culture that deemed dogs evil, Manji overcame the fear of her fur elder and experienced the transformative power of moving beyond labels, be they racial, sexual, religious, or partisan.

Jonathan David Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and then did post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago and in Orissa, India. He taught at the University of Virginia for 16 years before moving to NYU-Stern in 2011. He was named one of the "top global thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the "top world thinkers" by Prospect magazine. Haidt is the author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (Penguin 2018), The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Vintage 2012) and The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (Basic Books, 2006).


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