Historian, author Garry Wills discusses ‘America and Islam’

Garry Wills

Garry Wills was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and a National Medal for the Humanities.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills will speak on “America and Islam” Nov. 18.

Wills’ lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Residents’ Dining Hall of Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

Wills, an emeritus professor at Northwestern University, has established himself over five decades as one of America’s leading public intellectuals on politics, religion and culture.

He is the author of nearly 50 books, including Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America, which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. A two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Wills was awarded the National Medal for the Humanities in 1998.

His talk at UIC will consider whether Christians and Muslims are destined for a holy war. It is presented for the department of political science 2015 fall speaker series.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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