Boston College Professor of Political Science Ali Banuazizi will present “Politicization of Religion or Sacralization of Politics: Two Faces of Political Islam” onJanuary 28 at 12:00 noon at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at 24 Quincy Road. Banuazizi’s research focuses on the political cultures of the Middle East; comparative study of religion, civil society, and politics in the Middle East; and Iran’s social history and contemporary domestic politics and foreign relations. He is the editor of several volumes, including The New Geopolitics of Central Asia and Its Borderlands. He is the founding editor of the journal Iranian Studies. An RSVP for the public lecture is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.