Tariq Ramadan to deliver lecture on Faith in Public Life at McMaster University

Cordobahouse(March 8, 2010) – Faith in Public Life will be the topic of the Cordoba Dialogues lecture that will be delivered by Professor Tariq Ramadan at McMaster University on Tuesday, March 16.

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University and a Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

He is currently President of the think tank, European Muslim Network in Brussels.

Named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the 21st century, Tariq Ramadan occupies a unique place among leading Islamic thinkers.

He was recently listed by the Foreign Policy Magazine among the top 100 global thinkers who shaped our world in 2009.

The lecture is sponsored by McMaster University (President’s Office, Department of Religious Studies and McMaster Libraries) and Cordoba House.

The Hamilton based, Cordoba House’s mission is to foster dialogue, facilitate understanding, and promote research on Islam and Muslims in Canada and the role of faith in public life.

Lecture: Faith in Public Life

Location: McMaster University, Kenneth Taylor Hall, B116

Time: 7:30 p.m.