Brown University receives $2 million to establish Visiting Professor of Islamic Humanities position

Brown University receives $2 million to establish Visiting Professor of Islamic Humanities positionIslam is one of the most poorly understood religions in America – but a $2 million grant by the Aga Khan, the hereditary title given to the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili branch of Islam, to Brown University aims to change that.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the establishment of the Aga Khan Visiting Professor of Islamic Humanities at Brown University, in honor of Carnegie president Vartan Gregorian, who served as president of the university from 1989 to 1997. The center was made possible by a donation from Prince Karim Aga Khan IV and aims to help the University attract experts on Islam from a wide range of disciplines, including religion, history, anthropology and comparative literature.

via The Daily Tell » Blog Archive » Brown University receives $2 million to establish Visiting Professor of Islamic Humanities position.

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