Hanny and Najet Hassan Lecture
Friday, October 14, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conron Hall, University College, Western University

Inaugural Hassan Lecture
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities warmly invites you to the inaugural Hanny and Najet Hassan Lecture.

We are pleased to announce this year’s lecture by Dr. Oludamini Ogunnaike, “God is beautiful and loves beauty: The significance and importance of the Islamic arts." A reception follow the event.

This lecture, which coincides with Canadian Islamic Heritage month, offers an opportunity for the Western and London community to join together, in learning more about the culture, societies, and rich intellectual history of the Islamic and Arab world.

About the speaker:

Oludamini Ogunnaike is an Associate Professor of African Religious Thought and Democracy at the University of Virginia. His research examines the intellectual and artistic dimensions of postcolonial, colonial, and pre-colonial Islamic and indigenous religious traditions of West and North Africa, especially Sufism and Ifa. He is the author of Deep Knowledge: Ways of Knowing in Sufism and Ifa, Two West African Intellectual Traditions (Penn State University Press, 2020) and Poetry in Praise of Prophetic Perfection: West African Madīḥ Poetry and its Precedents (Islamic Texts Society, 2020). Ogunnaike earned his Ph.D. in African and African American Studies and Religion at Harvard University. Prior to his appointment at UVA, he taught at the College of William and Mary and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

Advance registration is appreciated by October 13. Limited walk-in space may be available.

Western Alumni is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format.

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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