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Peter Awn

Governing Board Member, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University (1991–1992, 1994–1997, 1998–1999, 2000–2004)

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Professor of Religion and Dean of School of General Studies

Peter Awn received his Ph.D. in Islamic religion and comparative religion from Harvard University in 1978. Previously he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Classical Languages, and an M.Div. in Christian Theology. He was Professor of Islamic Religion and Comparative Religion. He had been visiting professor at Princeton University and has lectured widely to academic and business professionals on the role Islamic religion plays in the current political and social development of the Muslim world. Professor Awn was the first recipient of the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Award for distinguished teaching and research. His book, "Satan's Tragedy and Redemption: Iblîs in Sufi Psychology", a study of the devil in Islamic mysticism (Sufism), was the recipient of a book award from the American Council of Learned Societies.