Islamic Expert Vali Nasr to Lecture at Wabash Tonight

by Karen Handley

February 9, 2007

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Wabash College invites you to hear international Islamic expert, Vali Nasr, give a talk at 8 p.m. Monday, February 19, in Lovell Lecture Room in Baxter Hall. The title of his talk is "The Politics of the Muslim World."

Nasr is an Iranian-born American academic and scholar teaching at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. An expert in contemporary Middle Eastern affairs and Islam and politics, he joined NPS in 1993 after teaching at the University of San Diego, University of California-San Diego, and Tufts University.

Nasr was featured on NPR radio Wednesday morning. Go here to read a transcript of the interview.

Nasr is author of the 2006 bestseller The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future. His previous books include Democracy in Iran (2006), The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (2001), Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism (1996), and The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama`at-i Islami of Pakistan (1994), and he served as an editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2003). A 2006 Carnegie Scholar, Nasr also has given expert testimony to the U.S. Senate.

Nasr earned his degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1991), the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (MALD, 1984), and Tufts University (BA, 1983).

His talk is sponsored by the Lecturing Committee and is free and open to the public.


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