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Universality in Islamic Thought (Day 1)

18th Giorgio Levi Della Vida Conference in Islamic Studies honoring Professor Wilferd Madelung

Friday, May 11, 2007
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Faculty Center, Sequioa Room
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Center for Near Eastern Studies is delighted to announce the selection of distinguished scholar Wilferd Madelung as the recipient of the eighteenth Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Islamic studies.  The tradition established by CNES founder and first director Professor Gustav E. von Grunebaum calls for the Levi Della Vida awardee to convene an international conference on a topic of his or her choice and to invite colleagues to contribute papers.

Professor Wilfred Madelung has selected the topic of Universality in Islamic Thought.


FRIDAY, MAY 11
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room

9:20 am  

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Leonard Binder, Director
Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA

9:25 am  

SESSION I
Chair: Susan Slyomovics, Anthropology & Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
   
9:30 am        

The Universal and Universality: The Search For Truth in Islamic Philosophy
Hossein Ziai, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

10:15 am 

Universality in Islamic Historiography
Michael Morony, History, UCLA

11:00 am 

Break

11:15 am 

Discussion
Amir Hussain, Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Michael Cooperson, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

11:45 am

Lunch

1:30 pm  

SESSION II
Chair: Claudia Rapp, History, UCLA

Humanism in Ismaili thought: The case of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa'
Ismail Poonawala, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

2:15 pm  

Empiricism in Avicenna
Dimitri Gutas, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University

3:00 pm  

Break

3:15 pm  

Discussion
Abbas Hamdani, History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hossein Ziai, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Free and Open to the Public. Parking will be available in Lot 2. Please visit the parking kiosk located at Hilgard and Westholme to purchase parking permit (Cost: $8.00).


PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455
www.international.ucla.edu/cnes
pszanton@international.ucla.edu

Download file: LDV Program-rvsd.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies

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