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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture: The Spread of Islam - New Ways of Understanding Conquest and Confessional Change in Iraq, Iran and Central Asia.

PBK Visiting Scholar Jamsheed Choksy, Distinguished Professor and Chairperson of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, will visit Oregon State University on February 7, 2019. Professor Choksy will give a lecture that is free and open to the public. Lecture to be followed by reception.


Choksy's writings and lectures explore why human existence is often viewed as a struggle between good and evil, and how beliefs and religious practices shape our actions.

A leading academic authority on the Arab conquest of Iran, Iraq, the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, as well as the spread of Islam, Choksy will discuss the impact of faith on politics, international relations and security.

Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm

Memorial Union Building (MU), Horizon Room
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331



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