Asna Husin holds a Master’s degree from Columbia and Harvard Universities in religion and Middle Eastern studies, as well as a Ph.D. in religion from Columbia. Professor at the Ar-Raniry State Institute for Islamic Studies in Darussalam, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Husin has presented at and coordinated numerous international conferences on nonviolence and peace studies, such as the Women’s Programs at the World Conference on Religion and Peace. She directed the Religious Women’s Assembly in 1999 in Ammon, Jordan. Besides her work as an Islamic scholar, a peace activist, and a woman’s activist, she has worked vigorously in tsunami relief efforts. Her residence at Santa Fe Community College is her third Fulbright program.
Title of UFCSH talk: “Cultivating the Heart: A Muslim Perspective”
Monday, April 17th, 2006
Islam, Indonesia, and Islamic peace initiatives.