Ian Buruma (2009)


In “Eurabia: Truth or Paranoia?” Ian Buruma discussed the dire warnings coming from a variety of writers and politicians, in Europe and the U.S., about Europe being “Islamized” by an increasing population of intolerant Muslims.

This event was cosponsored by the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, the Duke University Center for International Studies, the Duke Islamic Studies Center, the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Office of the University President.

Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.  He is the author of Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance and Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies. He writes about a broad range of political and cultural subjects for major publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Corriere della Sera, The Financial Times, and The Guardian.