Yale Young African Scholars Information Session

Yale Young African Scholars Information Session
4:30 PM on Friday, December 15
At ALC Fes in Room 30

YYAS is a cost-free, intensive academic and enrichment program designed for high-achieving African secondary school students, and exposes students to various opportunities for post-secondary education. Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across the continent! They will also receive post-program mentorship.

Applicants must currently attend a secondary school (i.e. high school) in Africa and have at least one full academic term after August 2018 to complete their studies. Admission is highly selective and open to students between the ages of 14 and 18. YYAS is free for all participants! More information can be found here: http://africanscholars.yale.edu/.

ALIF Lecture Series: “The Contemporary Debate Over the “Scientific Miracles” of the Qur’ān”

“The Contemporary Debate Over the “Scientific Miracles” of the Qur’ān”
A lecture by Stefano Bigliardi
Wednesday, May 10th at 6:15 p.m.
Room 30

Stefano Bigliardi, drawing upon the research that resulted in his 2014 monograph “Islam and the Quest for Modern Science” and in his recent article “The ‘Scientific Miracle of the Qur’ān,’ Pseudoscience, and Conspiracism” (Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 52-1, March 2017), will discuss a precise classification of the exegetical trend known as iʿjāz ʿilmī, as well as the criticism leveled at it on behalf of Muslim authors and scientists.
Stefano Bigliardi obtained a PhD in Philosophy of Science at the University of Bologna in 2008. He later joined as lecturer and researcher at the faculty of CMES (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) at Lund University, Sweden. Between 2013 and 2015, he served as a philosophy teacher at Tec de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe, Mexico City. Between 2015 and 2016, he was a fellow of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Since September 2016 he serves as an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.

This lecture is open to the general public