Fulbright Visiting Specialist Dr. Abdul Dardery to speak on the War on Terror from a Muslim perspective February 10 at Seton Hill University

The JoAnne Boyle World Affairs Forum at Seton Hill University will present “The Clash of Civilizations: Time for a New Paradigm,” a lecture by Fulbright Visiting Specialist Dr. Abdul Dardery on Thursday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Administration Building room 206 on Seton Hill’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. The forum, sponsored by the Fulbright scholar grant, Seton Hill Humanities Division, National Catholic Center on Holocaust Education, Seton Hill Mission Effectiveness Committee and Consortium of Educational Resources in Islamic Studies (CERIS), is free and open to the public.

Dr. Abdul Mawjoud Dardery, assistant professor of Cultural Studies and Critical Discourse at South Valley University, Egypt, is teaching at Seton Hill as a Fulbright Visiting Specialist during the spring semester. Dr. Dardery has a long teaching partnership with Seton Hill associate professor of Religious Studies Dr. Frances Leap, who has served as visiting faculty at South Valley University. While at Seton Hill, Dr. Dardery will teach “Islam: Religion and Culture” in addition to lecturing on a variety of topics pertaining to Islam in the modern world at Seton Hill and at neighboring colleges and institutions. Dr. Dardery earned his PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and has dedicated himself to writing, speaking and teaching on cultural studies and critical discourse.

The Seton Hill World Affairs Forum Series is a collaborative effort among all academic divisions at Seton Hill University. The Seton Hill faculty voted to dedicate this series to University President JoAnne Boyle, who consistently encourages "every member of the academic community to be as informed as possible." For more information on Dr. Dardery or the February 10 forum, please contact Dr. Frances Leap at leap@setonhill.edu.

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