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Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace

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International Conference and Festschrift on Abdul Aziz Said: The Mualim, The Inspiration

Establishment of the Chair

On December 6, 1996, American University received a gift from Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi to establish the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace. The first occupant of the Chair is Professor Abdul Aziz Said, senior ranking faculty member and founding director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program in the School of International Service at American University.

About the Chair

The Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace is the first chair endowed at any university in the United States that is devoted to the study of Islam and peace.

Professor Said approaches this opportunity with the understanding that, "...because Islamic traditions provide a set of powerful political precepts and practices with universal implication, Islam also can make important contributions to a peaceful world order -- one that affirms the unique value of all cultural traditions."

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