Understanding the World of Islam: The Origins and Historical Evolution of Islamic Civilization

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Event Details

Gain deeper understanding and appreciation, expand your knowledge base, and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam through this continuing academic lecture series, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.

In this fourth lecture in the series, the University of Chicago's Alexander Barna will speak on the origins and historical evolution of Islamic civilization. Barna holds an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and has directed CMES’ educational outreach program since 2008. Bring your questions to the discussion, or email them in advance to communications@oppl.org.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is active locally, regionally, and nationally in its goal of enhancing public knowledge of the Middle East. The Middle East Education Initiative coordinates all Center outreach programs and routinely collaborates with K-12 and post-secondary educational institutions, museums and libraries, journalists and news media organizations, cultural and religious groups, diplomatic circles, and the public and private sectors. CMES draws on the critical expertise of scholars and specialists from the University of Chicago community and around the country to promote a descriptive and critical understanding of North Africa, West Asia, Central Asia, and the wider Islamic world in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Mark your calendar for the other events in this series:

Event Type(s): Learn & Connect, Arts & Culture
Age Group(s): Adults
Multicultural Collection