Ashland University to Host Ashbrook Colloquium on 'The Closing of the Muslim Mind'

3/7/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University will host a March 25 colloquium on "The Closing of the Muslim Mind" presented by Robert Reilly, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council.
There is no charge to attend this event, which will be held in the Ashbrook Center at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa M. Ormiston at 419-289-5429 or<>.

Robert Reilly is senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. He has taught at the National Defense University, and served in the Office of The Secretary of Defense, where he was Senior Adviser for Information Strategy (2002-2006).

He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, as Senior Adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of information. Before that, he was director of the Voice of America, where he had worked the prior decade.

Reilly has served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President (1983-1985), and in the U.S. Information Agency both in D.C. and abroad. In the private sector, he spent more than seven years with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, as both national director and then president.

He attended Georgetown University and the Claremont Graduate University. He has published widely on foreign policy, "war of ideas" issues, Islam, and classical music. His latest book, "The Closing of the Muslim<> Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis<>," has been published by ISI Press.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, teaches the meaning and significance of America through educational programs for students, teachers and citizens.
Ashland University is a mid-sized, private institution conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

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