Dr. Yahya Michot, a professor in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Conn., will speak on “Muslims and Christians Today: The Challenges of Mystical Praxis” on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Dr. Yahya Michot

Dr. Yahya Michot

The event is hosted by the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas. It will be held at 7 p.m. in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.

Michot teaches courses in Islamic theology and philosophy, Muslim societies and Arabic language. He is editor of The Muslim World.

Michot received his Ph.D. from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He was director of the Centre for Arabic Philosophy at the University of Louvain, Belgium, from 1982 to 1997. From October 1998 to September 2009 he was a KFAS fellow in Islamic Studies at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies and a lecturer in the Faculty of Theology at the Islamic Centre at Oxford University.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, (651) 962-5650.