Jonathan Brown of Georgetown University will speak at a Wheatley Forum on Religion in the Public Sphere. The forum will be held on October 13, 2017, in the Hinckley Center Assembly Hall at BYU.
Dr. Jonathan Brown is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization and an Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also the Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding and has held numerous positions throughout his career including Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Washington and Editor in Chief of the 2009 Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law. Dr. Brown has studied and conducted research in countries such as Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Iran and currently focuses his research interests on Islamic legal reform and a translation of Sahih al-Bukhari. His most recent book, Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy (Oneworld, 2014), was named one of the top books on religion in 2014 by the Independent. Dr. Brown received his BA in History from Georgetown University in 2000 and his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2006.
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