FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Solomon
March 11, 2002
|EVENT:||The George Washington University and President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg welcome University Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr for an evening lecture discussing, “Islam and the West: Yesterday and Today.|
Monday, March 25,
|COST:||Free and open to the public|
Seyyed Hossein Nasr joined GW in 1984 as the University Professor of Islamic Studies and is the president of the Foundation for Traditional Studies. Born in Tehran, Iran on April 7, 1933, Nasr received his education in Iran and the United States and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
Nasr returned to Iran in 1958 and was professor at Tehran University until 1979. In addition to teaching at Tehran University, he served as dean of the Faculty of Letters and vice chancellor of the University and chancellor of Aryamehr University. He also founded the Iranian Academy of Philosophy and served as its first president.
The University Professor has written over twenty-five books and five hundred articles in Persian, English, Arabic, and French. His works have been translated into many languages including German, Spanish, Bosnian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Perhaps his most important contribution, however, is three generations of scholars he has trained in the course of his 40–year scholarly career in Iran and the West. Nasr has been rightly called "one of the major intellects of our time."
***Media interested in attending,
please call Eric Solomon at (202) 994-3087***
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