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Mazrui to Discuss The African Renaissance & Islam


October 5, 2005

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Ali A. Mazrui, professor of Humanities at the State University of New York at Binghamton, will discuss "Islam and Political Radicalism in the African Experience," on Monday, October 10, at noon in the Phillips Auditorium (50 S. Henry Street). His lecture is part of the Sagan National Colloquium series and is co-sponsored by the Black World Studies program, the International Studies program, the Provost, and the Academic Affairs Office at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Dr. Mazrui is also the Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies and plans to tackle the issues of African cultural identity and the Islam religion during his lecture. He holds the titles of Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large, University of Jos, in Nigeria and Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large Emeritus and Senior Scholar in Africana Studies, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, among many others. He is the world's leading expert on the study of the relationship between Islam, Christianity, and politics in Africa. He has written over a dozen books and several articles focusing on issues of identity and its relation to religion and politics.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 20th year at Ohio Wesleyan. This year's theme is "The United States and the Islamic World: Challenges and Prospects." All lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://snc.owu.edu or call 740-803-3995.