May 10, 2012
-- Professor Majid Naini was chosen from among all the Rumi scholars in the world by one of the prestigious Malaysian cultural and social magazines to write an article about Rumi. Dr. Naini chose the topic of the peace of civilizations, in contrast with the “clash of civilizations.”
UVR is proud to send you a copy of Dr. Naini’s article “Rumi’s Magical Prescription for the Peace of Civilizations."
The article also includes the original poetry in Persian selected and translated by Dr. Naini for his article. This magazine has been also selected to be carried on the Malaysian international flights.
Professor Majid M. Naini (Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science and Technology from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the first general-purpose electronic computer in the world - ENIAC), is truly a rare treasure in this world. He is a highly charismatic man, memorizing speaker, acclaimed writer, renowned scientist and inventor, and promoter of world peace, in addition to being a kindhearted, compassionate and caring individual. Since the tragic events of 9-11, Dr. Naini, a true citizen of the world (who has studied, taught and lived in four different continents), left his position as Dean of a university in South Florida and founded an organization to promote peace, love, tolerance, and understanding, and to enhance the dialogue and communication among people of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds (Sun Sentinel full page article http://www.naini.net/article_sun_sentinel_july_02.pdf
). For most of the past 30 years Dr. Naini has been a Professor, Department Chair, and Dean at major universities throughout the world, such as University of Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Colorado, American University in Cairo, and two universities in South Florida.
Professor Naini’s talks, books, and articles have attracted a broad and culturally diverse audience with an array of topics encompassing science, technology, medicine, psychology, mysticism, the mind-body-spirit relation and balance, the magical effect of love on the human life and condition, the life journey and endeavor, literature, interfaith, poetry, etc. Dr. Naini’s electrifying and mesmerizing talks resonate within all who seek love, peace, and knowledge. Dr. Naini has traveled over 400,000 miles, and has been a distinguished keynote speaker at over 500 national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, talks, and programs with some of the most distinguished authors, academicians, artists, and Nobel laureates at numerous prestigious universities and cultural centers throughout the world such as the United Nations, Yale, Princeton, UPenn, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, George Washington, CalTech, University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne, University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), San Jose State University, Ventura College, Rutgers University, John Carroll University, University of Tennessee, University of New Mexico, Embry Riddle University, Florida State University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Lincoln Center, and many other cultural and art centers. He was also recently invited by the Prime Minister of Turkey and Minister of Culture as a keynote speaker and distinguished guest.
Dr. Naini has been featured in over 500,000 newspapers, magazines, websites, and TV and Radio shows world-wide, including PBS, San Francisco Chronicle, Sun-Sentinel, Tallahassee Democrat, Boca News, Penn Gazette, Huffington Post, Willie Nelson’s website, Deepak Chopra’s Satellite Radio, Liz Sterling Talk Show, CNN, NBC, etc. In addition, his 18-part TV series, Mysteries of the Universe, appeared on an international network. Professor Naini was chosen by celebrated American composer Shawn Crouch to collaborate on a new musical work about world peace, “The Garden of Paradise,” for which he selected and translated some of the most beautiful poetry about love and peace. This piece has been performed by the Grammy Award winning ensemble Chanticleer many times, and most recently in California (http://www.chanticleer.org/what-do-you-think-i-fought-for