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Islamic lecturer to speak

The Keese Lecture Series presents Ahmet Alibašić, Lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo who will deliver "The Place for Non-Muslims in Contemporary Islamic Thought" on Monday, February 27th at 3:15 p.m. in the Raccoon Mountain Room of the UTC University Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Alibašić teaches Introduction to the Study of Islamic Civilization, Survey of Islamic History and Ottoman History. He earned a Diploma in Arabic Language from King Saudi Arabia University-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; a Bachelor (BA Honors) in Islamic Studies, Islamic Law and its Methodology, the Bachelor (BA Honors) in Political Science , and the Master (MA) in Islamic Civilization from International Islamic University Malaysia. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sarajevo.

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alibašić speaks Bosnian (Serbian and Croatian), English and Arabic. He has published articles in Bosnian, Malaysian and Slovenian journals as well as translated books and articles dealing with Islamic history and civilization, Islam in the Balkans, democratization, opposition legitimization, church-state relations in Europe and human rights that were originally written by Samuel Huntington, Graham Fuller, John Esposito, Aziza Al-Hibri, George Makdisi and others.

For more information, please contact the UTC Department of Philosophy and Religion at 425-4334.

February 21, 2006

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