Lecture / Reading

Rumi, the Prophet of Love

Sponsored by Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Persian Students Association, Stanford Speakers Bureau, Stanford Graduate Student Council


Monday, May 23, 2011
6:00 pm –
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Lane History Corner, Building 200, Room 002
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Guest: Dr. Soroush

Abdolkarim 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 of Maryland. He was previously affiliated with Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, the Leiden based International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. Soroush ideas founded on Relativism prompted both supporters and critics to compare his role in reforming Islam to that of Martin Luther in reforming Christianity.

Honors and Awards:

• 2004 Erasmus Prize

• 2005 Time 100 most influential people

• 2008 Prospect magazine's 100 most influential intellectuals in the world

• 2009 Foreign Policy magazine's 100 world's elite intellectuals

• 2010 Foreign Policy magazine's 100 top global thinkers



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