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Towards a Shared Contemporary Applied Ethics: An Islamic Perspective

Towards a Shared Contemporary Applied Ethics: An Islamic Perspective
Northrop Frye Hall 003, Victoria College
Time: Mar 13th, 7:30 pm End: Mar 13th, 9:30 pm
Interest Categories: Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Humanities, History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Diaspora/Transnational, Cities and Humanities, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), 2000-, 1950-2000
Lecture by Prof. Tariq Ramadan

 

Department of  Anthropology, Emmanuel & Victoria College, The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the Department for the Study of Religion, and the Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice proudly present:

Professor Tariq Ramadan, Contemporary Islamic Studies and Theology, Oxford University.

Towards a Shared Contemporary Applied Ethics: An Islamic Perspective

Tariq Ramadan is widely considered to be the leading commentator today on Islam and its role in the West and across the planet. Ramadan is a professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies and Theology at Oxford University. /Time Magazine/ has declared him one of the world's top seven religious leaders and one of the world's top 100 most influential intellectuals, while /Foreign/ /Policy/ has repeatedly declared him one of the world's 100 top global thinkers. Prof. Ramadan holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. He received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from scholars at Cairo's Al-Azhar University (/ijazat/ in seven disciplines). He is President of the European Muslim Network (EMN), a European think tank located in Brussels. Prof. Ramadan is active at both the academic and grassroots level, lecturing extensively throughout the world on theology, ethics, social justice, ecology and interfaith as well intercultural dialogue.

Prof. Ramadan's latest books are "Islam and the Arab Awakening" Oxford University Press (2012); "The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East," Penguin (2012); "The Quest for Meaning, Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism," Penguin (2010); "What I believe," Oxford University Press (2009); and "Radical Reform, Islamic Ethics and Liberation," Oxford University Press (2008).

"Few observers deny the seductive brilliance of Swiss philosopher and Islamic theoretician Tariq Ramadan" – TIME magazine

Please note that this event is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register here

 


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