THE ONLINE CHRONICLE OF NEWS AT THE BUSH SCHOOL



Noted Iranian Scholar to Speak on Islam and Modern Politics at Texas A&M Bush School

October 09, 2014

Abdokarim Soroush

Abdokarim Soroush, one of the leading intellectuals in the Muslim world, will speak at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University on the relationship between religion and politics. 

His presentation will be on Tuesday, October 14, at 6 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.  The event is sponsored by the Bush School’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) and the Bodman Foundation.

After studying in the west, Soroush returned to Iran after the revolution where he initially supported the “Islamicization” of Iran’s universities, but eventually rebelled against the theocracy imposed under Ayatollah Khomeini.  In recent years, Soroush has been widely criticized in Iran and elsewhere in the Muslim world for his outspoken support of religious pluralism and democracy.

Named one of the world’s most influential thinkers by Time and Foreign Policy magazines, Abdolkarim Soroush has been a visiting professor at Harvard, a scholar in residence at Yale, and also taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, Georgetown University and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. 

Soroush’s lecture is open to the public, but reservations are required no later than October 12.  Reservations may be made online at http://bit.ly/10UVY0x.

For additional information, contact: Don Bailey, Assistant Director, Scowcroft Institute, 979-845-1540, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

[Return to homepage]


Tags: Events / News /

Follow us!





In the Media

September 12, 2018: "Panelists at A&M’s Bush School talk China's political, economic shift under President Xi Jinping " The Eagle

September 11, 2018: "Texas A&M awarded $2M grant for flood, human response research" The Eagle

September 08, 2018: "Panel to discuss future of China" The Eagle

September 03, 2018: "Text Messages to Parents Can Help Boost Children's Reading Skills" Find All News

August 29, 2018: "Dr. Leslie Ruyle is Leading by Example" Texas A&M Foundation

Additional Media


Lastest Bush School News

John Mearsheimer Discusses New Book at Bush School Event

Dr. William West Receives American Bar Association Annual Scholarship Award

Texas A&M Grad Students Invited to Take Part in Pandemic Simulation

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale to Receive McLane Leadership in Business Award

Bush School Students Travel to Kenya, Tanzania to Present to USAID on Food Fortification

Xi’s China: What’s Next? China On The World Stage In The Xi Jinping Era

Bush School Graduate Research Reveals Highest Health Uninsurance Rates in Texas