Gerlach Press, Harvard Scholars at Risk, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Harvard Middle East Cultural Association are pleased to present
Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
On the occasion of the release of SECULARISM, FUNDAMENTALISM, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE MEANING OF ISLAM, Collected Essays in 3 volumes. With a foreword by Stefan Wild.
Sadik Jalal al-Azm is an internationally respected scholar and political commentator who has offered innovative, often controversial challenges to conventional narratives on issues surrounding Islam and the West, secularism, Orientalism, and the Israel-Palestine issue. He is recognized as a principled defender of human rights and has been the main ethical reference for the Syrian revolution.
Professor al-Azm was educated at the American University Beirut, and at Yale in modern European philosophy and has taught at Damascus, Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis, Oslo, Antwerp, Hamburg, and Berlin, his academic specialization being Immanuel Kant and the critique of religious thought.
He has been the recipient of the Dr. Leopold-Lucas Prize 2004, the Erasmus Prize 2004, and in March 2013 the Mahmoud Darwish Award for Freedom and Creativity. Through the Harvard Scholars at Risk Program he is currently a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
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Sponsor(s): Gerlach Press, Harvard Scholars at Risk, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Harvard Middle East Cultural Association