Cerritos College and Global Consortium to Present Forum Featuring Tariq Ramadan

Cerritos College and Global Consortium to present forum featuring Tariq Ramadan

The leading Islamic thinker to speak in person

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Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878

Event Contact: John Haas, Humanities and Social Sciences Division at (562) 860-2451, ext. 2726

Tariq RamadanWHAT: Dr. John Haas, history professor at Cerritos College and founder and director of the Global Consortium will host a global dialogue on politics with guest Professor Tariq Ramadan on Tuesday April 17 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. (PST).

Entitled "Transcending Tolerance: Islam, Pluralism, Resistance and the New World Order," the forum will feature the world-renowned Muslim scholar and public intellectual Tariq Ramadan who will join the forum in person.

This event will be broadcast live online at www.3cmediasolutions.org.

Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony's College) and also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, (Qatar), Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar).

He holds an M.A. in philosophy and French literature and a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars. Through his writings and lectures Tariq has contributed to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world. He is active at academic and grassroots levels lecturing extensively throughout the world on theology, ethics, social justice, ecology and interfaith as well intercultural dialogue. He is President of the European think tank European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels.

His books include The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East, The Quest for Meaning, Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism, What I Believe and Radical Reform, Islamic Ethics and Liberation.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Wilford Michael Library and Learning Resource Center, Room 155 (Teleconference Center)
Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
View a map of the campus online at www.cerritos.edu/guide

COST: The forum is free. Daily permit for campus parking is $2.

Contact: John Haas, Humanities and Social Sciences Division at (562) 860-2451, ext. 2726

Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.