Prof. Recep Şentürk gives us an interesting talk about ways that lead to learning outside the box. This process is surely starting from schools and the way we are taught. However, nowadays the system is not encouraging students to intellectually be independent says Prof. Şentürk. Throughout his speech, he gives us pieces of advice to open and free our minds.
Dr. Recep Şentürk is the President of Ibn Khaldun University (IHU) in Istanbul, Turkey. Professor Şentürk holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Department of Sociology, and specializes in civilization studies, sociology and Islamic studies with a focus on social networks, human rights, and modernization in the Muslim world.
Among his books in English, Narrative Social Structure: Hadith Transmission Network 610-1505, and in Turkish; Open Civilization: Towards a Multi- Civilizational Society and World; Ibn Khaldun: Contemporary Readings; Malcolm X: Struggle for Human Rights, Social Memory: Hadith Transmission Network 610-1505. Dr. Şentürk’s work has been translated to Arabic, Japanese and Spanish.