Ibrahim Kalin received his Ph. D. from the George Washington University, Washington DC. As a broadly trained scholar of Islamic studies, he teaches a number of courses on Islamic history and culture. His field of concentration is post-Avicennan Islamic philosophy with research interests in Ottoman intellectual history, interfaith relations, and comparative philosophy. He has contributed to several encyclopedia including MacMillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2nd Edition, Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd Edition, Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy and the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.
Dr. Kalin has published widely on Islamic philosophy and the relations between Islam and the West. His book Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mulla Sadra on Existence, Intellect and Intuition (Oxford University Press, 2008; forthcoming) analyzes Mulla Sadra’s (d. 1641) attempt to recast knowledge in terms of existence and its modalities. His book Islam and the West (published in Turkish) has won the 2007 Writers Association of Turkey award for best book. He has also co-authored a major study on the Turkish perceptions of the West.
Dr. Kalin has lectured on contemporary issues in various parts of the world and traveled extensively in both the Islamic and Western countries. He was a faculty member at the Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross (2002-2005), Worcester, MA.
Dr. Kalin is the founding-director of the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research based in Ankara, Turkey. He has hosted a discussion program on the Turkish national TV TRT 1.
Dr. Kalin is among the signatories of the Common Word (www.acommonword.com), a major initiative to improve Muslim-Christian relations (the Prince Alwaleed ibn Talal Center at Georgetown University will hold a major conference on the Common Word in March 2009).
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