List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2011-05-26

    Rumi and Nature: Three Lectures by Dr. Soroush

    Bay Area - Peninsula Thursday - May 26, 2011     07:00 PM

    I. The lectures will be in the same location, May 24-26, 7-9 pm
    II. These lectures will be in Farsi
    III. Free and open to the public
    IV. Close parking is available in the Oval and on Galvez and Serra Streets

    Abdolkarim Soroush is an Iranian thinker, reformer, Rumi scholar and a former professor at the university of Tehran. He is arguably the most influential figure in Iran’s religious intellectual movement. Professor Soroush is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland. He was previously affiliated with Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia and the Wissenschaftkolleg in Berlin. His ideas founded on relativism prompted both supporters and critics to compare his role in reforming Islam to that of Martin Luther in reforming Christianity. He won the Erasmus Prize in 2004, he was named one of the world’s 100 most influential intellectuals in 2008. Foreign Policy magazine named him among the 100 top elite intellectuals in 2009 and 2010.

    Sponsored by the Persian Student Association, the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Speakers Bureau, and the Graduate Student Council at Stanford University
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