Visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies to speak Jan. 27

Visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies to speak Jan. 27

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College will host Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, for two public lectures on Thursday, Jan. 27. His visit is sponsored by the College, Ohev Sholom Synagogue and the Williamsport Federation of Jewish Charities.

Kedar's first lecture, "Clash of Values: Gender and Family Issues - Sources of tension between Islam and the West," will be held from 4-5:15 p.m. in the Academic Center, room C303. From 7:30-8:45 p.m., he'll present "What is the struggle over Jerusalem all about?" in Heim Building, G-11.

Kedar is an assistant professor and lecturer on Arabic and Islamic studies at Bar-Ilan, where he earned a bachelor's and doctorate in Arabic and political science. He has served as a lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces - Military Intelligence. Kedar has published and lectured widely on Islam, Islamic movements, Arabic mass media and popular culture and gender issues in Islam. He has appeared on many TV news programs, including the Arabic station Al-Jazeera.

Kedar is also scheduled to speak at the Ohev Sholom Synagogue and the Door Fellowship in Williamsport.

View his full schedule of class visits and public lectures.