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Violence and Non-violence in Abrahamic Religions


September 30, 2010

The Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy (NID) will hold an event at the University of Toronto on Thursday September 30, 2010. In this lecture Dr. Farzin Vahdat of Vassar College will talk about “”Violence and Non-violence in Abrahamic Religions”.

Place: University of Toronto, UC161
Time: Thursday September 30, 12:00-2:00 pm.

Dr. Farzin Vahdat is the chief research officer of the Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy (NID). Dr. Vahdat holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University and is an authority in the analysis of the concepts and conditions of modernity and their application to Iran, Islam and the Muslim world. Vahdat is the author of God and Juggernaut: Iran’s Intellectual Encounter with Modernity (Syracuse University Press, 2002), of the forthcoming Islamic Ethos and the Specter of Modernity, and of numerous articles in English and Persian, a number of which have been translated into various languages, including Swedish, Italian, and Spanish. Dr. Vahdat has taught at Tufts, Harvard and Yale Universities and Vassar College and is currently conducting research at Vassar.

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