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ME/SA Hosts Abdulkarim Soroush: "Islamic Reform: Iranian Style"

The Middle East/ South Asia Studies Program hosted a lecture by

 Abdul Karim Souroush
"Islamic Reform; Iranian Style"

May 9th, 2012 at 7pm

at the UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom.


Abdulkarim Soroush is an Iranian thinker, reformer, Rumi scholar and a former professor at the University of Tehran. He is arguably the most influential figure in religious intellectual movement in Iran. Professor Soroush is currently a visiting scholar at the University institutions, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, the Leiden based International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. His idea's, founded on Relativism prompted both supporters and critics to compare his role in reforming Islam to that of Martin Luther in reforming Christianity.


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This lecture was a part of the

Suad Joseph Lecture Series in Iranian Studies

For more information on this Lecture Series

Please Click Here.


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