Dr. Reuven Firestone to Lecture at National University of Singapore

Monday, June 8, 2009

 

Dr. Reuven Firestone, Professor of Medieval Jewish Studies, has been invited to lecture at a workshop on "Jews in Indonesia: Perceptions and Histories" sponsored by the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore on June 10-11.  He has been asked to respond to a panel of papers on the origins and development of anti-Semitism in the Malay Archipelago in colonial times and its impact on the current situation.  He has been invited to stay on in Singapore as the guest of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Maglis Ugama Islam Singapura or MUIS) to lead a series of workshops and talks. These include "A Dialogic Relationship: Understanding Us Through Others" and "Introduction to Judaism Using Muslims' Sources and Texts."


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