David Jamison welcomes Guest Speaker Pofessor Nikolaus Hohmann to The Roundtable.
Professor Hohmann has been offering a course on A Brief History of Islam (16 lectures tracing Islamic history from Muhammad to the present Middle East crises) for the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco, as well as for the Osher Institute at the Dominican College in San Rafael. He will be presenting a brief presentation on the nature of Wahhabi Islam which is the foundation for ISIS / Islamic State, Al Qaeda, etc, as well as the ruling strain of Islam in Saudi Arabia.
Nikolaus Hohmann was raised in both Europe and California, and so discovered the joys of exploring and mediating different cultures at an early age. He received a B.A. in Humanities from Stanford in 1978, and worked a few years in business before entering a doctoral program in history at UC Berkeley. A Fulbright scholar and Phi Beta Kappa, he received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993 and has since served the Humanities department of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he teaches a broad array of history and philosophy classes, including lectures on the origins and the development of modern Islam. In 2005 Dr. Hohmann received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Sarlo Foundation.
This will be a small group to allow for questions and discussion.
Seating is limited.
LUNCHEON WILL BE SERVED.