Professor of Middle Eastern history, the social and institutional history of
Islamic countries, and the history of technology, Columbia University
“Violence and Islamo-Christian Civilization”
Thursday, June 14th at 6 p.m.
15th Floor, International Affairs Building
Co-sponsored by The Institute for Religion, Culture & Public Life
This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit http://globalstrategy.columbia.edu.
RICHARD W. BULLIET is Professor of Middle Eastern History at Columbia University where he also directed the Middle East Institute of the School of International and Public Affairs for twelve years. He came to Columbia in 1976 after undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard and eight years as a faculty member at Harvard and Berkeley. He is a specialist on Iran, the social history of the Islamic Middle East, and the history of technology. His most recent scholarly work is Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran: A Moment in World History (2009). His earlier books include Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers (2005), The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (2004), Islam: The View from the Edge (1994), Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period (1979), The Camel and the Wheel (1975), and The Patricians of Nishapur (1972). He has also written five novels, beginning with Kicked to Death by a Camel (1973) and is co-author of a world history textbook The Earth and Its Peoples (5ed. 2009).