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Abdulaziz Sachedina

Professor, IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, George Mason University

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Breakout Session: D-Goals of Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: Educating for Development, Diversity and Dialogue
27 April

Abdulaziz Sachedina is Professor of Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Sachedina, who has studied in India, Iraq, Iran, and Canada, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He has been conducting research and writing in the field of Islamic Law, Ethics, and Theology (Sunni and Shiite) for more than two decades. In the last ten years, he has concentrated on social and political ethics, including Interfaith and Intrafaith Relations, Islamic Biomedical Ethics and Islam and Human Rights. Dr. Sachedina’s publications include: The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism (OUP 2002), Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Application (OUP 2009), Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights (OUP 2009).

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