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Muslim scholar, Maryam Quadrat, to speak at UAA

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Muslim scholar and author Maryam Quadrat will give two presentations at UAA: Jihad and Pedagogy (Friday, November 9, 2:30 p.m., UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307) and Torn Between Two Cultures: An Afghan-American Woman Speaks Out (Thursday, November 8, 2:30 p.m., UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307). Ms. Quadrat teaches at California State University and is engaged in research to conduct new theories on the relationship between jihad and pedagogy in Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, within the context of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan. Ms. Quadrat created the first of its kind university-level courses on Afghan women and politics at American University and is working with the newly created Gender Institute of Kabul University. She is the author of Torn Between Two Cultures: An Afghan-American Woman Speaks Out. For more information contact Mary-Margaret Stein at 564-8264 or mmstein@alaskapacific.edu, or visit http://em.alaskapacific.edu/ .

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