Sunni & Shi'ites: Why are they divided?

November 16, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Newman Center, 1941 East West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822

This FREE and open lecture explores the Sunni and Shi'a ways of life with respect to law and spirituality. Social hour at 5:30 pm, followed by lecture with Q&A at 6:30 pm. Heavy pupu will be served.

About the lecturer - Professor Tamara Albertini (from UH Manoa Department of Philisophy):
Dr. Tamara Albertini has a Lic.phil. from the University of Basel (Switzerland) and a D.phil. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany).

Her research fields are Renaissance and Islamic philosophy. In the near future Professor Albertini is planning to venture into geophilosophy.

Her major publications are Verum and Factum (editor, 1993), Marsilio Ficino. Das Problem der Vermittlung von Denken und Welt in einer Metaphysik der Einfachheit (1997); “The Seductiveness of Certainty. Fundamentalists’ Destruction of Islam’s Intellectual Legacy,” Philosophy East and West (2003); “Islamic Philosophy” in The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy (sub-editor, 2011); and Charles de Bovelles’ Liber de Sapiente or Book of the Wise (co-editor, 2011).

Professor Albertini has been awarded a number of national and international fellowships and grants, including a NEH travel grant for Iran and Central Asia. She is the co-founder and President of The International Charles de Bovelles Society and the current director of the undergraduate certificate in Islamic studies.

For more information, visit, email or call the Newman Center at 808-988-6222.

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Newman Center (RIO), Mānoa Campus

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