March 13, 1998

George Makdisi to lecture

George Makdisi, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a lecture on “Church, Classical Islam, and University” Wednesday, March 25.

Makdisi received a bachelor’s degree in foreign service and a master’s degree in history from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also received a docteur es-lettres from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, with a concentration in Arabic and Islamic studies. In addition to participating in numerous professional societies, Makdisi has been the recipient of numerous scholastic awards including being a two-time Guggenheim Fellow. He also received the prestigious Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award for Excellence in Islamic Studies in California during 1993.

In his 38-year career as an educator, Makdisi has been an active, full-time researcher, publishing numerous articles in professional and scholarly journals. He is the author of Ibn ’Aqil: Religion and Culture in Classical Islam.

Makdisi will present his lecture on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30p.m. in Nunemaker Hall. For more information, call Mickie Hawkshead at ext. 2282.

Nora Hennessy, A’98, Intern in the Offices of Public Affairs and Publications