Todd Green travels to Europe on behalf of U.S. State Department

As part of his time as Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., Luther College Associate Professor of Religion Todd Green traveled to Europe to speak on behalf of the State Department.

Green addressed audiences of journalists, non-governmental organizations, scholars, Muslim organizations and embassy staff at the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the U.S. Embassy in Brussels. As one of his last activities on behalf of the State Department, he will speak on the topic of anti-Muslim prejudice in Europe and the United States. Green's work as Franklin Fellow and advisor on Islamophobia in Europe ends May 31.

Green has spent the 2016-17 academic year on sabbatical at the State Department working with the Office of Policy and Global Issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. He assesses and analyzes Islamophobia in Europe, particularly the impact of anti-Muslim prejudice on countering violent extremism initiatives, refugee and migration policies and human rights.

The American Academy of Religion, in conjunction with the Henry Luce Foundation, awarded Green an AAR-Luce Fellowship in Religion and International Affairs to fund his work as a Franklin Fellow. Additional funding is provided by grants from Luther College.

In recognition of Green's contributions to fighting anti-Muslim discrimination and to promoting the rights and well-being of American Muslims, the El-Hibri Foundation in Washington, D.C., recently nominated him for its 2016 Fearless Ally Award.

Green holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College, a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, and Master of Arts and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University. He joined the Luther College faculty in 2008.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

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