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Lecture: Prof. Bruce Lawrence: “Arabic - the Gateway to a Lifelong Discovery of Myriad Languages”

Please join us for our second annual Arabic Majors Distinguished Lecture featuring Bruce Lawrence, Duke Professor Emeritus on April 23rd. Prof. Lawrence’s research ranges from institutional Islam to Indo-Persian Sufism and also encompasses the comparative study of religious movements. He served as the Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor of the Humanities at Duke University and is currently Professor Emeritus of Religion. He was founding director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and currently serves on the DISC Advisory Board.

Dr. Lawrence will be joined by discussant Jonathan Cross, Managing Director at the Quincy Group, a Washington-based strategic advisory firm that focuses on Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Duke in 2010 with a B.A. in Religion and Arabic and a certificate in Islamic Studies.

A reception will take place before the event at 4:30pm. For more information, please contact Keri Majikes (

Sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9pm – 10:30pm GMT (no daylight saving)
Freeman Center, Duke University (map)