Special Lecture No. 5/2014

Special Lecture No. 5/2014

Date : 03 October 2014

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Program: Special Lecture no. 5/2014


Prof. Dr. Alparslan Acikgenc

Visiting Professor at Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge
and Human Sciences (KIRKHS), International Islamic
University Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Ozdemir
Professor and the Founding President of Hasan Kalyoncu
University, Turkey.

Date/Day : 3rd October 2014/Friday
Time : 10:00am – 12:00noon
Venue : Training Room, LG Floor, ISTAC, IIUM Campus
 24 Persiaran Duta, Taman Duta,
 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Title : New Turkey: Problems and Prospects

About the Speaker:

PROF. DR. ALPARSLAN ACIKGENC was born in Senkaya, Erzurum,
Turkey on November 24th1952, Alparslan received his B.A. degree at
Ankara University, School of Theology in 1974. He was successful at a
nationwide exam and then was awarded a scholarship abroad to do M.A.
and Ph. D. in history of philosophy. He received his M.A. at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1977) and his Ph. D. at The University of Chicago
in 1983. After receiving his doctoral degree he began to teach at the
Middle East Technical University, Department of Philosophy where he
remained until 1994. Between 1991-1993 Acikgenc was Visiting Professor
at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC),
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He joined and taught at ISTAC as Professor of
Philosophy from 1995 until 1999. In 1998 he was visiting professor at The
University of Jordan, Department of Philosophy, Amman. Then he joined
Fatih University as Professor of Philosophy, where presently he serves
also as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Acikgenc wrote a
number of books and articles some of which are directly related to Islam
and science and religion and science perspectives.

PROF. DR. IBRAHIM OZDEMIR is a professor of philosophy and the
Founding President of Hasan Kalyoncu University. He holds a Doctorate
degree in philosophy from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara
and a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Theology and Islamic Philosophy from
Ankara University, Turkey. Dr. Ozdemir’s major is environmental ethics
and environmental philosophy. His most recent publications include The
Ethical Dimension of Human Attitude Towards Nature, 2nd edition, Insan
Publications: Istanbul, 2008, 2. Jalaluddin Rumî and Confucius: Messages
and Visions for a New Century, Tugra Books: New Jersey, 2013, and
Globalization, Ethics and Islam, editors: Ian Markham and Ibrahim Ozdemir,
Aldershot: Ashgate. 2005. He was a visiting professor at Harvard University
(1998) and Hartford Seminary (2001-2003).