Type of Event: Lectures
Presenter: Dr. Riffat Hassan
November 13, 2018
Alumni House Virginia Dare Room
Internationally acknowledged as a pioneer of Islamic feminist theology, Riffat Hassan, Professor Emerita at the University of Louisville, is also recognized as an activist who has done much to promote women’s rights in Muslim societies and to combat “honor” crimes against women in Pakistan. She is particularly known for articulating a progressive understanding of Islam. Her work after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is credited with building bridges between the US and the Muslim world.
Dr. Hassan’s talk is brought to you by the Jewish Studies Program in partnership with the Islamic Studies Research Network. Co-sponsors include the Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC), Religious Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Work, and the Muslim Student Association.
The Islamic Studies Research Network is grateful to the International Program Center Kohler Fund for its ongoing support of programming.