Themes: Our Creativy Diversity
A new global ethics
A commitment to pluralism
Challenges of a media-rich world
recasting cultural policies

Speakers on the conference
The Power of Culture
Riffat Hassan
Biographical Information

Date of Birth: July 29, 1943
Place of Birth: Lahore, Pakistan
Citizenship: U.S.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17202,
Louisville, Kentucky 40217, U.S.A.


Institution Years of Service Title/ Position
University of Punjab Lahore, Pakistan 1966-1967 Assistant Professor
Villanova University Fall 1972 Visiting Lecturer
University of Pennsylvania Jan 1973 to May 1974 Visiting Lecturer
Oklahoma State University Stillwater 1974-1976 Visiting Asst. Professor
Harvard University 1986-1987 Visiting Lecturer / Research Associate
Iliff School of Theology, Denver Summer 1989 Visiting Professor
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 1980 continuing Adjunct Professor
University of Louisville 1976 continuing Professor


Consultant to the Iqbal Academy, Pakistan (1984)

Member, International Advisory Board of The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, edited by Judith Plaskow and Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza (1984)

Member of the International Committee of Iqbal Scholars nominated by the Iqbal Academy Pakistan to evaluate significant writings on Iqbal in foreign languages in the context of the annual Iqbal awards (1984)

Consultant on Islam to a group organized by the Fellowship of Reconciliation which visited the Soviet Union and Hungary at the invitation of the Peace Committees of these two countries (1987)

Member of the Advisory Board of the Council on Peacemaking in Louisville, Kentucky, since 1994

Member of the Board of Directors, The National Conference, (the Kentuckiana Region) since 1994

Member, Advisory Board, The Religious Consultation of Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics (an international NGO) May 1994. In April 1995 I became a member of the Board of Directors of this organization.

Member, Advisory Board of the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in Washington, D.C., since 1995

Member of the American Association of University Professors (on going)

Member of the University of Louisville Women for implementing the Beijing Platform for Action Group and Network since 1995

Member of the Spritual Life Committee of Cathedral Heritage Foundation in Louisville, Kentucky, since 1995

  Riffat Hassan

General Introduction
pijltje_beneden.gif (179 bytes) Speakers
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Lourdez Arizpe
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Adriaan van Dis
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Josette Feral
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Riffat Hassan
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Dragan Klaic
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Hans Küng
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Flora Lewis
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Madala Mphahlele
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Bert Mulder
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) David Nostbakken
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Herman Philpse
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Anil Ramdas
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Allister Sparks
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Horst Stipp
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Nasr Zaid
our creative diversity