Combating Islamophobia through the arts – Professor Ali Asani in Calgary

Professor Ali Asani at the Aga Khan Museum: Communing with the Divine: Islamic Mystical Traditions and the ArtsAli Asani is a professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard University – Study of Religion. He will be presenting two keynote sessions at the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention on Friday Feb 16, 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for professional teachers to learn from the best of the best.

  • KEYNOTE: The role of the humanities and arts in fostering civilizational and intercultural understanding
  • KEYNOTE: Combating Islamophobia through the arts

Click here to signup: http://www.cctc2018.com/sites/cctca/en/2018/participants/1451/Ali+Asani

Dr. Ali Asani is a Professor at Harvard where he has also served as the Director of the university’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. He has taught at Harvard since 1984 after graduating from there with his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees. He is a proponent of the power of humanities and the arts to bridge the deep cultural and religious differences that characterize our contemporary world. Professor Asani has been particularly active post-Sept 11 in improving the understanding of Islam and its role in Muslim societies by conducting workshops for high school and college educators as well as making presentations at various public forums. More recently, he served as an advisor and consultant for the National Endowment for the Humanities Building Bridges Initiative. An authority on Islam in South Asia, Professor Asani’s current research focuses on Shia and Sufi devotional traditions in the region. Professor Asani is the recipient of the Harvard Foundation medal for his outstanding contributions to improving intercultural and race relations at Harvard and within the United States. He has also been recognized for his distinguished teaching with the award of Harvard’s Petra C. Shattuck prize.

 

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