Fulbright visiting specialist to speak

Dr. S. Irfan Habib of India’s National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies in New Delhi will give two talks on Islam later this month at SUNY Oswego.

He will speak on “Islam and Modernity” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the basement lounge of Hart Hall Global Living and Learning Center. As part of the college’s Science Today lecture series, he will talk about “The Search for an Islamic Science” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Room 101 of Snygg Hall.

SUNY Oswego will be Habib’s host from March 20 to April 24 through the Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program “Direct Access to the Muslim World.” This program awards short-term grants to scholars from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and selected countries elsewhere to help U.S. higher education institutions and communities enrich their understanding of Islamic civilization and developments in the Muslim world, according to the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the program.

Habib will also teach a one-credit course at SUNY Oswego on the history of Islamic science and give lectures and speak in classes at Oswego and other colleges and universities and at community venues including high schools, churches and community organizations.

For more information, call SUNY Oswego Distinguished Teaching Professor Geraldine Forbes at 312-3249, the SUNY Oswego history department at 312-2170 or, after March 20, Habib at 312-3440.

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(Posted: Mar 09, 2006)