Exploring the circular economy and Islamic finance, Dixie State University will host a forum on economics research at the next installment of Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series, Dixie Forum: A Window on the World.

Dixie State University professors Dr. Adu Kahn and Dr. Munir Mahmud, along with DSU student Colton Denning, will present on “Circular Economy and Islamic Finance” on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at noon in the Dunford Auditorium, located in the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State campus. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Focusing on a comparison of traditional finance versus Islamic, this presentation will cover how the circular economy promotes sustainable growth by reducing waste. The presenters will also delve into how Islamic finance investments have little edge over traditional finance as it already embraces the idea of the circular economy.

Abu Khan earned his doctorate in financial economics from The University of New Orleans as well as a master’s degree in international economics and finance and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from The University of Windsor, Canada. He was also awarded the “Teacher of the Year Award-Rising Star” at DSU in 2018.

Dr. Munir Mahmud has been a professor of economics at Dixie State University since 2006. He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the faculty of DSU, Dr. Mahmud taught at Pennsylvania State University and California State University, Fullerton. He specializes in international trade, finance, and industrial organization.

Colton Denning, a senior at Dixie State University majoring in finance with a minor in economics, grew up in Draper Utah and moved to St. George in 2007.  He served a mission from 2009-2011 and then helped run a family company until 2016 when he decided to finish his degree.

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George and Dixie State communities to diverse ideas and personalities while widening worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. At the next installment of Dixie Forum, Jennifer Jordan will present on the award-winning National Geographic documentary about the first five women who lived and died on K2, the world's second highest mountain. The forum is set to take place at noon on Nov. 12 in the Dunford Auditorium.


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