Lecture: Dialogue Among Civilizations

Posted by on March 18, 2005

Public Lecture:

Fulbright Scholar in Islamic Studies Haidar Bagir, Ph.D. presents “Dialogue Among Civilizations”

Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 p.m.
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
600 S. 43rd Street
Griffith Hall (Room C)
Free, open to the public.

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) will welcome Haidar Bagir, PhD, an esteemed author and educator from Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of the “Fulbright Visiting Specialists: Direct Access to the Muslim World” program. This new initiative is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) in Washington, DC. Dr. Bajir is one of 33 Fulbright Visiting Specialists from the world’s Islamic countries who will spend time at U.S. colleges and universities to expand current understanding and knowledge of Islamic societies and cultures both inside and outside the classroom.

Dr. Bajir has been the president director of Mizan Publishing, an established publishing house in Indonesia, since 1982. Among his many other professional responsibilities, he is the chairman of the Lazuardi Hayati Foundation for Education, president director of GUIDE (Digital Edutainment), founding director of Madima Ilmu College, and lecturer of the Islamic College for Advanced Studies. He has received several notable research grants from U.S. institutions, including a Fulbright Grant for Graduate Studies at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University and a Fulbright Grant for Doctoral Research in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University. He has written numerous papers and articles on various topics in Indonesia and authored six books, including Pocket Book of Islamic Philosophy, Pocket Book of Tasawuf (Islamic Mysticism), Al-Farabi, and Deciphering Mystical Experience.

For more information visit http://www.usip.edu or contact Dr. Robert Boughner, (215) 596-8504.

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