Students, faculty, and staff of the College of Staten Island gathered to induct 34 new members into the Eta Lambda Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars. Among the new inductees are faculty members, staff, students (domestic and international), alumni, and Dr. Seyed Masoud Noori, the keynote speaker of for the fifth annual induction ceremony.
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Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. CSI currently has more than 200 members in the Society, with Eta Lambda being the first chapter within The City University of New York system.
Dr. Noori is a lawyer and professor with a research focus on international human rights and Islamic studies. the topic of his speech was the importance of academic freedom within universities. He emphasized during his lecture and again afterward, “research is essential to discovery.”
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