Distinguished Lectures

Each year, the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) hosts a Distinguished Lecture featuring a prominent scholar speaking about issues related to global Islamic studies. These events are presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Michigan, and the Islamic Studies Program, a member of the International Institute.  

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2016 DISC Distinguished Lecture


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

7:00-8:30 PM

Rackham Amphitheatre

Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate (2003), lawyer, and human rights activist, delivered a keynote lecture on Gender and Sexuality in the Islamic World. Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law at the University of Michigan, introduced her.




Inaugural DISC Distinguished Lecture

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

7:00-8:30 PM

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies and Perennial Philosophy at George Washington University, presented the Inaugural DISC Distinguished Lecture on Islamic Studies in America: Past, Present, and Future.