Marti Awards

The Rumi Forum presented “The Natural Law of Compassionate Justice; An Islamic Perspective with Dr. Robert Dickson Crane.





Thursday, January 28th
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Dr. Robert Dickson Crane, is the former adviser to the late President of the United States Richard Nixon, and is former Deputy Director (for Planning) of the United States National Security Council. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and over 50 professional articles on comparative legal systems, global strategy, and information management.

Dr. Crane got his B.A. from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1956, graduating summa cum laude, with majors in political science, economic planning and Sino-Soviet studies. He went on to obtain his J.D. from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA in 1959 with specialty in comparative legal systems and international investment. His thesis was titled “The Accomomodation of Ethics in International Commercial Arbitration” and was published in the Arbitration Journal, Fall 1959. At Harvard, he also founded the Harvard International Law Journal and acted as the first president of the Harvard International Law Society. Dr. Crane was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1960.

Dr. Crane will present the high lights of his new book, “The Natural Law of Compassionate Justice, An Islamic Perspective.” Dr. Crane is a Muslim scholar who writings has inspirer and enlighten his readers around to world. The book is offering new ideas with in the universal teaching of Islam. His is an American respective with focus on religious freedom, compassionate justice, human rights in Islam, and forging a global strategy for the future. We think his voice is one of balance, meaning and inspiration.


moderatorKhalil Shadeed, President of Read 1 Communications; producer of an awarding television program called the Scholar’s Chair, and is the director of Scholar’s Chair Publishing company. His educational back ground is from Norfolk State University is in graphic communications, publishing, and electronic media. If you wish to know more about the Scholar’s Chair go to



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