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11/4/2004 Human rights scholar to speak at Linfield

McMINNVILLE – Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, an internationally known human rights scholar, will present "Islam and Human Rights: Post 9-11 Perspective" on Monday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m., in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

An-Na’im is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University and an internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights and human rights in cross-cultural perspectives. His research interests also include constitutionalism in Islamic and African countries and Islam and politics. He is the director of the Religion and Human Rights Program of the Law and Religion Program at Emory University School of Law. He directs several research projects which focus on advocacy strategies for reform through internal cultural transformation.

He is the author of "Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and International Law" and he has edited a number of books on human rights. He has also published some 50 articles and book chapters on human rights, constitutionalism, Islamic law and politics.

An-Na’im holds an LLB from the University of Khartoum in Sudan, an LLB and diploma in criminology from the University of Cambridge in England and a Ph.D. in law from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

The lecture, co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the President’s Office,

is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2409.