Thursday March 30, 2006 – 7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall, Elgin Street, Almonte
Speaker: Farhang Rajaee
Topic: Muslims, Violence and Terrorism
Islam has acted as the middleman between the classical world and the modern one by safeguarding and then transferring human achievement of the ancient world to the modern, yet its own people are caught in violence and terrorism. Professor Rajaee explains the present state of the Muslim world for a general audience. He will concentrate mainly on the following questions. Why is so much turbulence in the Muslim world? Why is violence and terrorism so prevalent among Muslims?
Farhang Rajaee is an Associate Professor and the Director of the College of the Humanities at Carleton University. He is educated in Iran and the United States where he obtained his PhD in 1983. He has taught in Iran (Tehran and Beheshti Universities), England (Oxford), and the US (Virginia and Shawnee State) before coming to Canada. He has written many books and articles. Some of his books are as follows: The Battle of Worldviews (1995 and 1997); The Development of Political Ideas in the Ancient East (1993) Globalization on Trial (2000); and The Problematique of Contemporary Iranian Identity, (2004 and reprinted 2005).