Tuesday, October 09, 2007

October 15 Lecture: A Muslim Perspective on Islam and Violence

The Department of Religious Studies
University of Pittsburgh


Abdul Mawgoud Dardery
Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies & Critical Discourse
South Valley University, Luxor, Egypt

“Why Do they Hate Us?
A Muslim Perspective on Islam and Violence”

Monday, October 15, 2007
3:00 PM
501 Cathedral of Learning

Dr. Dardery received his PhD in Cultural Studies at Pitt (2000) and works on Occidental-Oriental dialogue. A speaker in much demand in Egypt, he is an active member of the Program for Civilization Studies & Dialogue of Cultures at Cairo University, which provides opportunities for Egyptian and visiting faculty and exchange students from a variety of disciplines to come together in meaningful dialogue. Dr. Dardery was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Seton Hill and other institutions in northern PA in AY 2006 for a project introducing and teaching about Islam in the American academic setting. While in Pittsburgh, he served as president of the Islamic Center and was a founding member of Daughters and Sons of Abraham at Carlow University. As Director of the Center for Language Teaching & Research at South Valley University, he teaches on post-colonial discourse.

Cosponsored by the University Honors College, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies of the University Center for International Studies, Program in Cultural Studies, and the departments of English, History and Political Science.

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