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Discussion On Islamic Militancy Today

Contact: Finnegan, Lisa
212 636-7175

NEW YORK - Fordham will host a discussion titled "The Roots of Muslim Anger: The Political and Religious Background of Worldwide Islamic Militancy Today" on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. at Great Hall in Millennium Hall, at the Rose Hill campus at 441 E. Fordham Road. The event is part of "Transcending Tragedy: The Fordham University Lecture Series on Sept. 11 and its Aftermath." The speaker, the Rev. Pat Ryan, S.J., Ph.D., is the president of Loyola Jesuit College in Abuja, Nigeria and a former Loyola Chair at Fordham. Fr. Ryan received his doctorate from Harvard, where he focused on comparative religions with a specialization on Islam. The Transcending Tragedy lecture series is designed to encourage dialogue about the Sept. 11 attacks and the aftermath, and to explore the vast array of issues that will affect New York, the United States and the world. The series will explore everything from the economy, to psychology, religion and law. DATE TUESDAY, NOV. 6 TIME: 3:30 P.M. PLACE: GREAT HALL IN MILLENNIUM HALL FORDHAM UNIVERSITY ROSE HILL 441 E. FORDHAM ROAD BRONX, N.Y. Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City's Jesuit university. It has residential campuses in the north Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 10/01

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