DURHAM, N.C. — Four national journalists and an Islamic studies scholar will discuss the portrayal of Islam and Muslims in the media during an event at Duke University.

Panelists for the discussion Tuesday include Abigail Hauslohner of the Washington Post; David Graham of The Atlantic; and Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! Mehdi Hasan of Al-Jazeera will open the discussion with a keynote talk. Omdi Safi is director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, and he also will participate in the discussion.

A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion, which will be held at Rubenstein Library.

The free, public event is sponsored by the Islamic Center and Carnegie Corp. of New York.

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