MSA Special Speaker - "Islam and the Environmental Challenge "
Dr. Ovamir Anjum will be discussing Islamic beliefs, their relation to the environment and society, and the challenges this may pose. The lecture will be an hour long, followed by a 45 minute question and answer period. We hope that this topic provides a platform for inter-religious discussion and understanding, because it is a topic that impacts all of us. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Dr. Anjum is Imam Khattab Chair of Islamic Studies at the Department of Philosophy, University of Toledo. His work focuses on the nexus of theology, ethics, politics, and law in classical and medieval Islam, with comparative interest in Western Thought. His interests are united by a common philosophical focus on epistemology or views of intellect/reason in various domains of Islamic thought, ranging from politics (siyasa), falsafa (Aristolelian Islamic philosphy), and spirituality (Sufism, mysticism, and asceticism). He brings this historical knowledge to bear on issues in contemporary Islamic thought and movements. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Intellectual History in the Dept. of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; a Masters in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago; and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.