Author and Professor John L. Esposito to speak at Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2006) — Florida Southern College’s Department of Religion and Philosophy welcomes Dr. John L. Esposito to give the Warren W. Willis Lecture in Religion on the topic of violence and Islam, on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. in the William M. Hollis Room on campus. A discussion period will follow the lecture and Esposito will conduct a seminar on the lecture’s topic from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is free and begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is $5. For more information, please contact Beverly Johnson at (863) 680-4180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Esposito is a University Professor and Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University. A specialist in Islam and political Islam from North Africa to Southeast Asia, Esposito consults for the Department of State as well as corporations, universities and the media. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has been a guest on CBS, ABC and CNN. Esposito’s more than 30 books include “Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam,” “What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam,” and “The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality.” He is editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World among other key reference books on Islam, and is the founding director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, dedicated to building bridges of understanding between the Muslim world and the West, at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
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