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Talk by Susmit Kumar on "Modernization of Islam and Unification of Human Civilization"

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  • March 31, 2016
    Other
    Open to all Members
    1100 hrs

    Speaker: Dr. Susmit Kumar

    Topic: Modernization of Islam and Unification of Human Civilization

    Venue: Board Room, First Floor

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Susmit Kumar obtained his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Before coming to the United States, he was selected in the prestigious India Administrative Service (IAS) and did its training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, India (August 1985-March 1986). Dr. Kumar is the President of Kumar Consultancy.

    Dr. Kumar is the author ofThe Modernization of Islam and the Creation of a Multipolar World Order(Booksurge, January 2008). This book was an extension of his 1995 article published in Global Times, Denmark. In this article, based on the analysis of the social, political and religion environments in the Middle East, Dr. Kumar predicted the global rise of Islamic militancy due to the 1980s US intervention in Afghanistan, take over of Middle East and North African Islamic countries (including Saudi Arabia) by fundamentalist Muslims which may result in a temporary revival of Caliphate system and also its final outcome. In a1996 article(Global Times, Denmark), he wrote, "Afghanistan was a Waterloo for the U.S.S.R. but it might become a Frankenstein for the U.S." The current rise in Islamic militancy worldwide does not reflect Samuel Huntington’s "Clash of Civilizations,” but is instead a violent prelude to the modernization of Islam, and a major step toward the integration of human civilization. See his website for articles www.susmitkumar.net

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