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Apr 13,2007
Expert on suicide bombing will talk at UO
by Pauline Austin

EUGENE - Faisal Devji, author of "Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity," will talk about suicide bombing during a free public lecture at the University of Oregon, Friday, April 13.

The talk, "Dying on Principle: The Claims and Renunciations of Suicide Bombing," will begin at 4 p.m., in Room 211, Lillis Business Complex, 955 E. 13th Ave.

Devji teaches history at the New School for Social Research, a private institution in New York City. He has held faculty positions at Yale University and at the University of Chicago, where he received his doctorate in intellectual history.

He was a junior fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University and head of graduate studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, where he directed post-graduate courses on the Near East and Central Asia.

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and the Center for the Study of Women in Society are sponsors of the talk. For more information, call 541-346-1521.

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