"Islam, Science and Cultural Values"
Event Date: October 9,2003
On Thursday October 9, 2003, the African and Middle Eastern and the Kluge Center
co-sponsored a conference on "Islam, Science and Cultural Values" with the
Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, the Dialogue
on Science, Ethics and Religion Program of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science, and the Office of International Affairs of the
National Academy of Sciences.
The Speakers included: Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies
at George Washington University; George Saliba, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science
at Columbia University; Osman Bakar, Malaysia Chair of Islam in SE Asia, Center for
Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University; Mustanir Mir, Director, Center
for Islamic Studies, Youngstown State University; Ahmad Dallal, Chairman of the Department
of Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics at Georgetown University; Ebrahim Moosa,
Research Professor of Religion at Duke University; Ibrahim Kalin, Assistant Professor in the
Religious Studies Department, College of the Holy Cross; Syed Nomanul Haq, Lecturer,
Islam and Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of History of Art at the University of
Pennsylvania; and Karim Ahmed Director of the International Program at the National
Council for Science and the Environment, and program Director of the Center for te Study
of Science and Religion at georgetown University.