A public lecture by Prof. Tariq Ramadan "Towards a Shared Contemporary Applied Ethics : An Islamic Perspective"
March 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at Northrop Frye Hall 003 (map), Victoria College, U. of Toronto
Tariq Ramadan is widely considered to be the leading commentator today on Islam and its role in the West and across the planet.
Ramadan is a professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies and Theology at Oxford University. Time Magazine has declared him one of the world’s top seven religious leaders and one of the world’s top 100 most influential intellectuals, while Foreign Policy has repeatedly declared him one of the world’s 100 top global thinkers. Prof. Ramadan holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. He received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from scholars at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University (ijazat in seven disciplines). He is President of the European Muslim Network (EMN), a European think tank located in Brussels. Prof. Ramadan is active at both the academic and grassroots level, lecturing extensively throughout the world on theology, ethics, social justice, ecology and interfaith as well intercultural dialogue.
In order to avoid disappointment, please reserve a seat by clicking here or at the top of this page for your free REGISTRATION. Subject to availability, this will get you a ticket and a guaranteed seat, on a first-come first-served basis. Prof. Ramadan’s latest books are "Islam and the Arab Awakening" Oxford University Press (2012) ; "The Arab Awakening : Islam and the New Middle East," Penguin (2012) ; "The Quest for Meaning, Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism," Penguin (2010) ; "What I believe," Oxford University Press (2009) ; and "Radical Reform, Islamic Ethics and Liberation," Oxford University Press (2008).
"Few observers deny the seductive brilliance of Swiss philosopher and Islamic theoretician Tariq Ramadan" – TIME magazine
Prof. Ramadan’s lecture has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of the following University of Toronto units and organizations :
Department of Anthropology
Emmanuel College (Victoria University)
Victoria College (Victoria University)
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Department for the Study of Religion
Multi-Faith Centre for Spiritual Study and Practice