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University Provost gives lecture on Islam and Hope

February 08, 2016
Category: Special Events

University Provost gives lecture on Islam and HopeDr. Bradley J. Cook, the provost of Southern Utah University and also a scholar of Middle Eastern Studies, will give a lecture on Islam and Hope for the Future on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in the Sterling Church Auditorium of the Student Center. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Michael Stathis, professor of Political Science, and Samha Hussein, professor of Chemistry. The panel will be moderated by Doug Bennett, chair of the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department. Co-sponsors include SUU Convocations, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning. This event is free and open to the general public.

This discussion is the first of three presentations on the Middle East that will take place during spring semester. On March 3, Professor Stathis, selected to give SUU’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture, will focus on the development of ISIS, and in April a panel of students from the Middle East will add their perspectives. 

Dr. Cook is the author of Classical Foundations of Islamic Educational Thought, published by Brigham Young University Press. He has special research interests in Islamic educational theory, comparative religion and international and comparative education. Dr. Stathis recently lectured at the University of Jordan and is currently working on a book project regarding the three wars in the Persian Gulf. Dr. Hussein emigrated from Palestine in in 1990 and has been teaching chemistry at Southern Utah University for almost 10 years.

SUU Convocations is a distinguished lecture series hosted by Southern Utah University. The program’s purpose is to foster the growth of lifelong learners by engaging students of all levels and disciplines. For more information on SUU Convocations visit our website at www.suu.edu/convocations. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/suuconvocations or follow us on Twitter at @SUUConvocations.



Contact Information:
Danielle Dubrasky
435-865-8138
dubrasky@suu.edu