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Hamza Yusuf

President, Zaytuna College

Hamza Yusuf Hanson currently serves as president of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California, the first accredited Muslim liberal arts college in the United States. 

A proponent of the traditional liberal arts and great books education in both the Western and Muslim traditions, he has translated, authored, and co-authored numerous publications, including scholarly books and articles as well as papers on major current areas of ethical concern.

He holds traditional advanced degrees (ijazaat) in Islamic law and theology, as well as a BA in Religious Studies (San Jose State University) and a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

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