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Islamic Bioethics: Recent Debates about Brain Death and Organ Transplants by Dr. Ebrahim Mossa, Duke University

Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Religious and Islamic Studies at Duke University, will discuss "Islamic Bioethics: Recent Debates about Brain Death and Organ Transplants" on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Hance Auditorium, Chambers Building, on the Davidson College campus. This forum is hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics, and cosponsored by the Religion Department.

Dr. Moosa’s interests span both classical and modern Islamic thought with a special focus on Islamic law, history, ethics and theology. He serves on several distinguished international advisory boards, and is associated with some of the foremost thinkers, activists and role-players in the Muslim world and beyond. He also has extensive experience in human rights activities, contributes regularly to the op-ed pages of the New York Times, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, The Boston Review and several international publications, and is frequently invited to comment on global Islamic affairs.

Dr. Moosa is the author of Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination, winner of the American Academy of Religion's Best First Book in the History of Religions (2006). He was named Carnegie Scholar in 2005 to pursue research on the madrasas, Islamic seminaries of South Asia. Born in South Africa, Dr. Moosa earned his Master of Arts and PhD from the University of Cape Town. Prior to that he took the `alimiyya degree in Islamic and Arabic studies from Darul Ulum Nadwatul `Ulama, one of India's foremost Islamic seminaries in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kanpur University, and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the City University in London. As a journalist he wrote for Arabia: The Islamic World Review, MEED (Middle East Economic Digest) and Afkar/Inquiry magazines in Britain, and later became political writer for the Cape Times in South Africa. For further details and access to his research materials please visit his website.

This forum is hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics. This event is free and open to the public; no ticket is required.


Chambers Hance Auditorium (CHAM-4121)

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