Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 27: Lecture: Richard Bulliet: "Clash of Civilizations or Islamo-Christian Civilization?"

Lecture--Clash of Civilizations or Islamo-Christian Civilization?
4 p.m.
104 College Hall, Duquesne University
Announced by: Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Program

Keynote presentation for the CERIS Undergraduate Research Symposium. RICHARD W. BULLIET is Professor of Middle Eastern History at Columbia University where he also directed the Middle East Institute of the School of International and Public Affairs for twelve years. Born in Rockford, Illinois, in 1940, he came to Columbia in 1976 after undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard and eight years as a faculty member at Harvard and Berkeley. He is a specialist on Iran, the social history of the Islamic Middle East, and the 20th century resurgence of Islam. His most recent book before The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (2004), a brief interpretation of the current crisis, was Islam: The View from the Edge, published in 1994. His earlier books include The Patricians of Nishapur (1972), The Camel and the Wheel (1975), Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period (1979), The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History (co-author, 1997), and The Columbia History of the Twentiet!
h Century (editor, 1998). In 2005 he published a history of human-animal relations with the title Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers, and his latest book, Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran: A Moment in World History, is scheduled to appear later this year. He has also published four novels set in the Middle East.
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