Islam: Truth and Beauty
Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Professor of Islamic Studies at The George Washington University
Thursday, September 6
Co-sponsored by the Wheatley Institution and held in connection with the Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture
Dr. Nasr is a University Professor of Islamic Studies at The George Washington University. He is a Muslim-Persian philosopher and renowned scholar of comparative religion. Dr. Nasr was born to a physician of the Persian royal family; his father was one of the founders of modern education in Iran. Dr. Nasr was sent to the United States for education at thirteen, ultimately receiving a B.S. and M.S. from MIT and a PhD from Harvard University. He has taught at Harvard, Tehran, Sharif, and Temple Universities; and at the University of Edinburgh. A prolific scholar, Dr. Nasr has lectured widely throughout the world and has authored over 50 books and 500 articles on Islamic studies as well as comparative philosophy and religion, philosophy of art, and the philosophical and religious dimensions of the environmental crisis.