Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture with Dr. Jamsheed Choksy
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Memorial Union Horizon Room (49), Oregon State University
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR
Please join us for the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture with Dr. Jamshee Choksy on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Horizon Room (49) at Oregon State University. Choksy’s talk will be on “The Spread of Islam: New Ways of Understanding Conquest and Confessional Change in Iraq, Iran and Central Asia.”
Dr. Jamsheed Choksy is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Choksy’s writings and lectures explore why human existence is often viewed as a struggle between good and evil, and how beliefs and religious practices shape our actions. A leading academic authority on the Arab conquest of Iran, Iraq, the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, as well as the spread of Islam, Choksy will discuss the impact of faith on politics, international relations and security.
In 2016, Oregon State University installed the Epsilon of Oregon Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the 286th chapter in the nation. OSU is one of a small number of public institutions to have achieved this distinction. Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholars and the resident faculty and students.
For accommodations for disabilities, contact [email protected] or 541-737-6522.
Memorial Union Horizon Room (49)
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