Faculty News and Research

William A. Graham Named Dean of Harvard Divinity School

William A. Graham Named Dean of Harvard Divinity School

August 15, 2002

Following a nationwide search that began last fall, President Lawrence H. Summers announced today that he has appointed William A. Graham, Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of the History of Religion, as the next dean of the Harvard Divinity School, effective immediately. Graham has served as Acting Dean of the School since January 2002.

Learning to Present Religion in the Schoolroom

Learning to Present Religion in the Schoolroom

April 19, 2003

At a venerable private school in Massachusetts, some of the best and brightest seniors showed up recently for an advanced course in Islamic studies. The teacher eagerly started off by trying to delve into subjects of Islamic culture and law, but she found that her students could not move away from a simplistic view of the faith as being extreme, radical, and oppressive to women.

Pages