Nariman Gasimoglu
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Dr. Gasimoglu is a renowned Koranic scholar and one of the leading intellectuals in Azerbaijan. In 2012-2013, he had an IIE-SRF fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, where he collaborated with the Center for the Study of World Religions (Harvard Divinity Schools) and expanded his work on “Commonalities between the Bible and the Koran from Ecotheological Perspectives”, delivered a series of lectures for Harvard students and faculty. In 2007, he was previously awarded an IIE-SRF fellowship at the Central European University in Budapest that allowed him to conduct research on “The Koran in Non-Arabic Languages: Linguistic and Theological Challenges” and to revise the first-ever Azerbaijani translation of the Koran. His international academic experience also includes a Fulbright research fellowship at California State University, Northridge, and a visiting professorship at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, as well as participation in academic conferences in Europe, Central and South East Asia, North and South America. Currently, he is Professor of Philosophy at ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan.
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