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January 22, 2016 @ 10:48 pm by admin

Renowned Masonic Scholars Speak at UCLA


On Saturday, March 5, join the Institute for Masonic Studies and UCLA’s Freemasonry and Civil Society Program for the 5th International Conference at UCLA: Brothers Across the Sea – Freemasonry’s Spread to Africa and the Middle East.REGISTER TODAY.

Speaking at the International Conference are a diverse interdisciplinary team of esteemed scholars and leaders who will present a range of insight into the cultural and fraternal heritage of Masons to the east and west of the Mediterranean Sea. They include:

• Alain Roger Pierre Coefe, Ph. D., M.B.A., board chairman of Airtel in of Burkina Faso; former Burkina Faso governmental minister; and consultant a consultant for the World Bank.

• Teko Foly, M.B.A., past grand master of the Grand Lodge, F.A.A.M. of the District of Columbia; grand high priest of Royal Arch Masons of the District of Columbia; and grand commander of the Knights Templar. Foley was instrumental in bringing York Rite Bodies into Africa, and has held a variety of diplomatic Masonic roles there.

• Said Chaaya, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research who studies 19th century Middle Eastern history, particularly early Masonic lodges in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century and the socio-cultural changes, reactions, and controversies that were created in the Arab society in result.

• Michelle Campos, Ph.D., associate professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Florida. She studies the development of Ottoman collective identity in the aftermath of the July 1908 Ottoman revolution, tracing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews defined, practiced, and contested the contours of imperial citizenship and local belonging.

Don’t miss this fascinating insight into an emerging area of Masonic research!

What: 5th International Conference at UCLA: Brothers Across the Sea – Freemasonry’s Spread to Africa and the Middle East

Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of California, Los Angeles
Covell Commons, Grand Horizon Ballroom
200 De Neve Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

• $15 Basic Registration
• $30 Optional luncheon

Register now!
Basic registration includes continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments. The optional luncheon features a buffet with an array of options. Advance purchase by Feb. 26 is required for the luncheon. On-site basic registration will be available the day of the event.

We look forward to welcoming you at this new location, which features enhanced visibility and acoustics, as well as panoramic views of the UCLA campus.

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