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Franciscan University professor to speak on Islam

Author: Arts and Letters


Benjamin B. Alexander, professor of English at Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio), will present a lecture titled “Western Views of Islam, Islamic Views of Islam: A Critical Inquiry,” at noon Nov. 4 (Friday) in the 10th floor conference room of Flanner Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, the presentation is free and open to the public.

A former chair of the English department at Franciscan, Alexander teaches courses in political philosophy, American political thought, the U.S. presidency, politics and literature, and in the university’s honors program. He received his doctorate in literature from the University of Dallas, with political philosophy as his secondary field.

A convert to Catholicism, Alexander also is a professional musician, author of four books, and former official of the U.S. Department of Education in the administration of President George H. W. Bush.

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Originally published by Meghan Winger at on October 26, 2005.