The Program Leader Safety and Best Practices Workshop guides program leaders (faculty,
staff, or students leading programs) in preparing for the safest possible experience
abroad. Those who lead, or assist, short-term education abroad or other University-related
travel abroad for students must attend at least one workshop a year.
This talk will discuss the significance of Haydar Amuli’s (d. 790/1388) most important
work, Jami’ al-asrar. Amuli was the most important medieval heir to the teachings
of Ibn ‘Arabi and as a Twelver Shi'a, he recast Ibn 'Arabi's doctrines into a wider
Shi'i cosmological framework.
Allison Lide has worked as a Montessori teacher in the US, Afghanistan, Morocco, and
Austria. Her focus is on "restorative pedagogy" with children who have been through
trauma. She co-founded the Garden of Flowers Montessori Preschool in Kabul in 2002
and is working on a book about the transformative process of implementing Montessori
education in Afghanistan.
This lecture debates upon the definition and function of the term, ‘identity’ and
‘culture’ leading to the argument that identity encapsulates difference while culture
is a phenomenon by which decolonization occurs. The later part of the presentation
reads a few select South Asian works to reveal the nature of identity and culture
and the multiple levels at which it exists