What can government, faith communities and average citizens do to improve understanding and cooperation between Muslims and other Americans? That and other topics will be explored during a luncheon panel discussion organized by the Atlas Foundation of Baton Rouge.

“The Next Ten Years:A Discussion about the Future of Muslim-American Relations Ten Years After 9/11,” is scheduled for noon Thursday at the foundation’s offices, 7712 Goodwood Blvd.

Panelists will include: Margaret Gonzalez-Perez, a professor in the History and Political Science Department at Southeast Louisiana University in Hammond; Ali H. Aslan, columnist for Zaman, Turkey’s largest daily newspaper; and, U.S. District Judge James Brady. Robert Mann of the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU will moderate.

“With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 fast approaching, we believe this is an appropriate time to discuss the state of relations between the United States and the Muslim world,” said Bilal Haciogullari, president of the Atlas Foundation of Baton Rouge. “It’s also a good time to examine the status of Muslims living in the United States and how the American public’s attitudes toward them are evolving.”

To attend the luncheon, contact Haciogullari, (225) 588-0326 or atlasculture@gmail.