Kylan Jones-Huffman Lecture Series, 2009-2010
14 September 2009
Professor Mohammed Arkoun is one of the most influential scholars in Islamic studies today, and one of the most original Muslim thinkers of the past few centuries. In a career of more than 30 years, he has been a critic of the tensions embedded in his field of study, advocating Islamic modernism and humanism. He is the author of more than two dozen books published in English, Arabic, French, Dutch, and Indonesian. His The Unthought in Contemporary Islamic Thought (London, 2002) is his most recent and influential work.
26 October 2009
Tom Segev is a historian, a columnist for Ha'aretz, an Israeli liberal newspaper, and has published eight books. His most recent books include 1967: Israel, the War and the Year That Transformed the Middle East (Metropolitan Books, 2006) and his forthcoming Elvis in Jerusalem: Post-Zionism and the Americanization of Israel. He earned a PhD in History from Boston University and a BA in Political Science and History from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has been a visiting Professor at the Hebrew University, a Senior Fellow at Rutgers University, and a Fellow at Princeton University.
16 November 2009
Mark Robert Bowden is the author of Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War and ten other books. A number of his writings have been made into movies and television specials including his 2006 book Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam. He is recipient of numerous awards and has written for Men's Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone over the years.