Middle East studies in the News
Tariq Ramadan the New Islamic Studies Chair
by Sundas Ali
Professor Tariq Ramadan, Research Fellow at St Antony's College, has been appointed His Highness Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Chair in Contemporary Islamic Studies.
His role will begin on 1st September 2009.
Prof. Ramadan is a world-renowned scholar. He has previously worked on a government task force devising policies to counter Islamic extremism in Britain.
Ramadan expressed gratitude for his appointment and commented, "such a chair is very much needed today and I am personally committed to making Oxford a centre of excellence on contemporary Islamic issues with worldwide academic connection."
The Chair of the Faculty of Oriental Studies Jeremy Johns said, "Professor Ramadan will add a new dimension to our teaching and research, and ensure that the work of the Faculty will in future have direct impact upon contemporary debates and developments."Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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