Tunisian Ambassador, Philosopher Visit and Lecture Students on Religion and Culture

A new rational approach to religion was discussed in a lecture given by the Tunisian philosopher and anthropologist Yousef Seddik, on March 28, 2016, organized by the Deanship of Students Affairs.

The Tunisian Ambassador in Palestine Habib Ben Farah accompanied Seddik who visited the University President Abdel Latif Abu Hijleh. Abu Hijleh assured that Birzeit University is a home to distinguished cultures, thoughts and ideologies. “ Our university is place for diversity. We strive to attract intellectuals and philosophers from all around the world to exchange their experiences and innovative ideologies to which will contribute to the cumulative of knowledge, education and broad thinking of our students.”

“Our aim is to present a broad spectrum of viewpoints on regulatory takings. ”, Dean of Students Affairs Mohammad Al Ahmad said. “ In order to enrich the students’ knowledge, we offer a number of different teaching situation and environments in a range of academic, cultural, philosophical and economic disciplines.”

Seddik referred in the lecture to the resemblance between the Greek heritage and Islam. “ We need to think of Islam rationally. The heritage of ancient Greece is a rich historiographical tradition preserved ancient knowledge upon which art, architecture, literature and technological achievements were built and affected Islam.”