Shafique Virani on Challenging Islamophobia at TEDxUTSC 2016Written by Muslim Canadian TED Talks
In 2016, Dr. Shafique Virani was a speaker at TEDxUTSC (University of Toronto Scarborough Campus) in Toronto, Ontario.
According to TEDxUTSC, "Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto, founding Director of the Centre for South Asian Civilizations, and past Chair of the Department of Historical Studies, Dr. Shafique Virani (PhD, Harvard University) is an award-winning author and internationally recognized public speaker who has addressed people from over 50 countries and audiences of over 15,000. His book, The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation, is believed to be the first academic book of any major university press to have had its own book trailer. Describing him as 'a visionary,' the United Nations honored him for dedicating his efforts 'to the cause of extending the frontiers of knowledge and the welfare of humankind.'"
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