Release date: Feb. 4, 2011
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Middle East Expert Achilov Discusses ‘Can Islam and Democracy Coexist?’ Feb. 10 During Special MTSU Honors College Lecture
(MURFREESBORO) — Middle East researcher and expert Dr. Dilshod Achilov will be guest speaker for a special lecture at the University Honors College.
Achilov, assistant professor of political science at East Tennessee State University, will discuss “Can Islam and Democracy Coexist?” It will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, starting at 3 p.m. in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin Honors Building.
Achilov’s research has specialized on the Middle East with a focus on the dynamics of coexistence between Islam and Democracy in the Islamic world, said Dr. John R. Vile, Honors College dean.
“Dr. Achilov’s topic is particularly timely in light of recent controversies about expanding the local mosque in Murfreesboro,” Vile said.
Achilov earned his bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Maine after completing his undergraduate training in international diplomacy at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, and subsequently earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in political science at the University of Arizona.
Vile said Achilov received funding for his research efforts from the International Research Exchange Board.
The lecture is jointly sponsored with the Society for Universal Dialogue and the Honors College.
The event is free and open to the public. The Honors College will reserve parking for members of the community who wish to attend, Vile said.
For more information, call 615-898-2152.
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Middle East researcher and expert Dr. Dilshod Achilov will be guest speaker for a special lecture at the University Honors College. Achilov, assistant professor of political science at East Tennessee State University, will discuss “Can Islam and Democracy Coexist?” It will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, starting at 3 p.m. in Room 106 of the Paul W. Martin Honors Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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