University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
September 19, 2008
Contact:  Robyn Andrews, Office of Public Relations, (251) 928-8133
Distinguished Lecture Series
The Importance of Understanding Islam & the Muslim World

The University of South Alabama’s Baldwin County campus announces a presentation on “The Importance of Understanding Islam and the Muslim World” as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series. This free lecture is scheduled for Sunday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m. in USA’s Baldwin County Campus Performance Center at the corner of St. James and Summit Streets in downtown Fairhope.

Dr. Mir Zohair Husain, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Alabama, will focus on the importance of understanding Islam and the Muslim world. He will also give a brief overview of his two recent books, Global Islamic Politics, 2nd edition, and Global Studies: Islam and the Muslim World. The books will be available for purchase, along with a book signing immediately following the lecture.

Dr. Husain spent the first eighteen years of his life in Karachi, Pakistan. He moved to the United States in 1972 to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Political Science and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he completed his doctorate in International Relations and set his goal on becoming a professor in the United States. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Husain joined USA’s Department of Political Science in 1986.

We look forward to seeing you at the lecture. Reservations are requested; please call (251) 928-8133 or e-mail to reserve your seat.

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