PAST: Islamic Philosophy and the Foundations of Political Theory: The Problem of Sovereignty

2 Aug 2019

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This event is the second instalment of our lecture series, presented in collaboration with the Muslim Association of Canada, titled: “The History and Future of Islamic Philosophy: A Foundational, Critical and Comparative Approach“.

Date: Friday, August 2, 2019, 6:30-9:00pm

Presented by: Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid, Assistant Professor at the Department of Religion, Syracuse University

Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Instructional Centre (IB), Room 120

Please note this event requires registration and that space is limited. All those interested can RSVP here.

The Speaker:

Dr. Ahmed El-Sayed Abdel Meguid has been an Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University since 2011. He received his Ph.D from the Department of Philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in the same year.

His areas of specialization include the history of philosophy and philosophy of religion with a special focus on late 18th, 19th and early 20th century German philosophy, as well as Islamic philosophy, theology, and mysticism. He has significantly contributed to the Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought and has also contributed to other books and articles on Islamic philosophy and political realism.

He has received multiple awards and honours including the Fund for Innovative Teaching Award from Emory University in 2011.