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Visiting Scholar

Reza Shah-Kazemi

"The Qur'anic Perspective on Tolerance and Pluralism"

On Sunday, 28 October, 2:00 pm

1-001, Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NREF)

University of Alberta Campus

Dr Reza Shah- Kazemi studied International Relations and Politics at Sussex and Exeter Universities before obtaining his PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent in 1994. He has authored and translated several works including Paths to Transcendence: According to Shankara, Ibn Arabi and Meister Eckhart (world vision 2006 ); Avicenna: Prince of Physicians (Hood Hood, 1997), Crisis in Chechnya (Islamic World Report, 1995), The Other in the Light of the One?The Universality of the Qur'an and Interfaith Dialogue (Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge ) and Justice and Remembrance ?Introducing the Spirituality of Imam Ali (I. B. Tauris in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2006);

Formerly a Consultant to the Institute for Policy Research in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, Dr Shah-Kazemi is at present a Research Fellow with the Department of Academic Research and Publications where he is editing the English translation and edition of the Great Islamic Encyclopaedia (from Persian).

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