Franciscan University professor to speak on Islam

Author: Meghan Winger

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Benjamin B. Alexander, professor of English at Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio), will present a lecture titledWestern Views of Islam, Islamic Views of Islam: A Critical Inquiry,at noon Nov. 4 (Friday) in the 10 th floor conference room of Flanner Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by Notre Dames Center for Ethics and Culture, the presentation is free and open to the public.

A former chair of the English department at Franciscan, Alexander teaches courses in political philosophy, American political thought, theU.S.presidency, politics and literature, and in the universitys honors program. He received his doctorate in literature from theUniversityofDallas, with political philosophy as his secondary field.

A convert to Catholicism, Alexander also is a professional musician, author of four books, and former official of the U.S. Department of Education in the administration of President George H. W. Bush.

More information on the Center for Ethics and Culture and its events can be found on the Web at ethicscenter.nd.edu .

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