Researching and Writing about Human Rights in Iran
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Abdulaziz Sachedina, Ph.D., is a Frances Myers Ball Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Dr. Sachedina, who has studied in India, Iraq, Iran, and Canada, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He has been conducting research and writing in the field of Islamic Law, Ethics, and Theology (Sunni and Shiite) for more than two decades and has just recently returned from Iran. Dr. Sachedina was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2005 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to conduct research on Human Rights: A Clash of Universalisms. In the last ten years he has also concentrated on social and political ethics, including Interfaith and Intrafaith Relations, Islamic Biomedical Ethics and Islam and Human Rights. Dr. Sachedina’s publications include: Islamic Messianism (State University of New York, 1980); Human Rights and the Conflicts of Culture, co-authored (University of South Carolina, 1988) The Just Ruler in Shiite Islam (Oxford University Press, 1988); The Prolegomena to the Qur’an (Oxford University Press, 1998), The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism (Oxford University Press, 2002), Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2008), in addition to numerous articles in academic journals. He is an American citizen born in Tanzania.
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