Annual Lecture
November 27, 2013

On Friday, Nov. 15, the Baha’i Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland celebrated its 2013 Annual Lecture in the Biology Research Building’s lecture hall.

August 13, 2013

Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013


COLLEGE PARK, Md – The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland is pleased to welcome Xu Hong, Ph.D. and Zhang Jin, Ph.D. the first Visiting Research Scholars...

Janet Khan
May 20, 2013

The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace is pleased to welcome Dr. Janet Khan, a visiting research scholar from Australia. From 1983 until 2010 Dr. Khan served in the Research Department at the International Headquarters of the Bahá'í Faith in Haifa, Israel.  Her research interests include gender issues, the role of women in religion, and aspects of social change and the evolution of the Bahá’í system...

Conference photo
May 09, 2013

On Friday, April 19, 2013, the Baha’i Chair for World Peace and its incumbent, Dr. Hoda Mahmoudi, sponsored the conference “Reflections on Human Dignity” in collaboration with Dr. Michael Penn from the Department of Psychology and the Joseph International Center at Franklin and Marshall College.

March 11, 2013


The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace published a new book entitled Vision and Prospects for World Peace on March 7. 2013.

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January 31, 2013

The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace expresses its heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Words can neither measure nor express the depth of this tragic calamity. Yet the bright light of the human spirit emanating from the people of Newtown and their supporters locally, nationally and internationally shines for the entire world to witness....

Hoda Mahmoudi
November 16, 2012

On Nov. 16, the international and campus communities gathered in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union’s Colony Ballroom to celebrate the inauguration of Professor Hoda Mahmoudi as UMD’s third incumbent of the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace. Hundreds of guests traveled from across the nation and around the world to hear Dr. Mahmoudi’s remarks on the actions she is undertaking in her new role toward...

Hoda Mahmoudi
December 08, 2012

The new incumbent of the Baha'i Chair for World Peace has been describing aspects of the program's future development.

Professor Hoda Mahmoudi was speaking at her inaugural lecture, held at the University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union Colony Ballroom on 16 November 2012...


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