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Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Khatib Chair in Comparative Religion will host Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi for the lecture, "Violence and Peace in Islam."

Dr. Aminrazavi is a professor of philosophy and religion and co-director of the Center for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His areas of specialization are Islamic studies, Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism, philosophy of religion and medieval philosophy.

His lecture will explore the rise of political Islam in the 19th century; the tradition of Islamic philosophy; Islamic ethics and art; Islamic contributions to mathematics; Islam and the West; the roots of Islamic extremism and the formation and evolution of Islamic theology.

Each spring, through the generosity of Dr. Reza Khatib and Mrs. Georgianna Clifford Khatib '52, SJC hosts a noted scholar who lectures, leads faculty discussions and teaches a course to students. The Khatib Chair's purpose is to promote interfaith dialogue, with the study of Islam being an integral part of the initiative.

For more information, email Dr. Thomas Petriano at



Location: SJCNY Long Island Campus
Contact: Dr. Thomas Petriano
Calendar: SJC Events Calendar
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