Professor Syyed Hossein Nasr teaches Islamic Studies at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. Born in Tehran, Iran, his distinguished teaching career began in 1955 while he was a doctoral student at Harvard. He continued in the classroom for more than 20 years at Tehran University before moving to America at the onset of the 1979 Iranian revolution. He taught at Temple University in Philadelphia, and in 1984 joined the faculty at George Washington University. Professor Nasr has authored more than 50 books and 500 articles that have been translated into numerous languages and distributed widely in the East and the West. A renowned scholar of Islamic, Religious and Comparative Studies, Professor Nasr has influenced generations of students with his knowledge and charismatic style.