Welcome to Omid Safi
Augustana College welcomes back Omid Safi for a two-week residency this winter term. He will be team teaching a class with Bob Haak and consulting on our search in Islam in addition to giving several presentations on campus and in the community.
Dr. Safi is a nationally know scholar of Islam and is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Civilizations Studies Program at Colgate University . This year, he is Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . He is a frequent lecturer and author in the areas of Islamic religion, social and intellectual history of pre-modern Islam, and Islamic mysticism. He is also one of the most important voices in contemporary progressive Islam today.
Omid Safi will be giving the following public presentations on campus during his visit:
10:30–11:20 a.m. Centennial Hall – “Islam and America ”
6:30–9:00 p.m. New Science 304 – “Jesus in Islam?”
6:30–9:00 p.m. New Science 304 – “Islam and the West: Beyond the ‘Clash of Civilization'”
6:30–9:00 p.m. New Science 304 – “Mysticism in Islam”
6:30–9:00 p.m. New Science 304 – “Muslim Responses to 9/11”
If you would find him useful for your class, please contact Bob Haak to arrange a time. We hope you will encourage your students to attend some of these events.