We have reached our capacity for this event.  Therefore, no at-the-door registrations will be accepted. 

The Harvard Club of Miami
invites you to an evening with

Professor Ali Asani
Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures
Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Harvard University

who will discuss
"The Rise of Anti-Western Movements in the Islamic World"


7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Reception with Hors D'Oeuvres Buffet
8:30 PM: Presentation followed by Q&A

at the home of
  Tina & Jonathan Kislak, AB'70
3570 Battersea Road
(End of road on the Bay)
Coconut Grove, FL
Click here for directions

If lost on the date of the event only, call (305) 669-6707

Cost for this event (prepaid):

Current Member (Max. of 2 Tickets per Member): 
$35.00 per person

Non-Members and at-the-door: 
$45.00 per person

To join or renew your membership, please visit http://hcmiami.clubs.harvard.edu/memsub.html.

You must register for this event no later than Monday, February 21, 2011.  All ticket purchases are non-refundable.  If you have any questions, please contact us at (305) 819-8383 or admin@harvardmiami.org.

Click here to register

To register with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, please follow these steps:
  • Click on “Click here to register” above.
  • After logging in, click on “Add to Cart”, enter your desired number of tickets and click on “Recalculate Cart”.
  • Follow the prompts to complete your registration.  If you have previously registered, please click on "Auto Fill" on the right hand side. 
  • Visit http://hcmiami.clubs.harvard.edu/faq.html for more information.
To pay by check:
It is extremely important that you email admin@harvardmiami.org or call (305) 819-8383 to RSVP. Next, please mail your payment to Harvard Club of Miami, c/o Event Processing, PO Box 1434, Manassas, VA  20108.

Professor Ali Asani
Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures
Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Harvard University

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ali S. Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard and Associate Director of the University's Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Program in Islamic Studies. He currently chairs the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. After completing his high school education in Kenya, he attended Harvard College, with a concentration in the Comparative Study of Religion. He continued his graduate work at Harvard in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, receiving his Ph.D. in 1984. He teaches a variety of courses on the Islamic tradition at Harvard, such as Understanding Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies; For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature and the Arts in Muslim Societies; An introduction to the Islamic mysticism: the Sufi tradition; Religion, Culture and Identity in South Asian Muslim Societies and Muslim Voices in Contemporary World Literatures.

A specialist on Islamic literatures of South Asia, Professor Asani has been concerned with improving the image of Islam in the western world. He has often been called upon to give presentations on Islam at various churches, schools and colleges, including the US Naval Academy. He has been particularly active post-Sept 11 in conducting workshops for high school and college educators on teaching Islam. More recently he has been involved in the Islamic Cultural Studies Initiative, an international professional development program for high school teachers in Kenya, Pakistan and Texas intended to promote a culturally and historically based approach to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. In 2002, he was awarded the Harvard Foundation medal for his outstanding contributions to improving intercultural and race relations by promoting a better understanding of Islam.