American author and philosophy lecturer Kelly James Clark’s one-day philosophy workshop at the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (Jahad Daneshgahi) of Mashhad was cancelled as a number of students gathered outside the premises in demonstration on Saturday.
Clark had been invited by the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research to give a lecture on the philosophy of religion.
Kelly James Clark is Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is author or editor of more than 20 books, includingReligion and the Sciences of Origins,The Story of EthicsandAbraham’s Children: Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict,which was recently published by Yale University Press.He works in philosophy of religion, ethics, and Chinese thought and culture.
Kelly has lectured at Oxford University, St. Andrews University, University of London, University of Birmingham, University of Chicago, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Ohio State University, Georgetown University, Baylor University, Exeter University, National University of Singapore, Columbia University, and many other colleges and universities around the world. His China work has taken him to China more than fifty times.