Graduate Seminar: Thinking about the Muslim South

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Dr. Richard Bulliet, a world renowned scholar of Islamic and Middle East History, is a professor in the Department of History at Columbia University. He specializes in the social and institutional history of Islamic countries and the history of technology. He writes about Muslim religious politics in both the contemporary world and in earlier periods of Islamic history. He first visited the Middle East in 1965. On his many subsequent trips he has spent time in virtually every region of the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and South Asia. He has language abilities in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish along with several European languages. A leading expert in Islamo-Christian civilization, American and Muslim world relations, history of Islamic society and Iranian history, Dr. Bulliet has given several hundred interviews to the print and broadcast media. His commentaries have appeared in Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and The Arizona Republic, and he has served as a consultant on Islamic matters for Time magazine. His books include The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (2004), The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century (ed., 1998), The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East (co-ed., 1996), Islam: The View from the Edge (1994), Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period (1979), The Camel and the Wheel (1975), and The Patricians of Nishapur (1972).