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The University of Toledo Department of History was the sponsor of the Charles DeBenedetti Peace Conference.
A 1962 graduate of Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan, Dr. Amjad Hussain is an Emeritus Professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Toledo, where he also serves on the university's Board of Trustees. Dr. Hussain has been a columnist on the op-ed pages of the daily Toledo Blade since 1994 and also writes for a number of other newspapers in the United States and Pakistan. He is the author of six Urdu and six English books, including Treading a Fine Line, a collection of his op-ed columns with readers' comments. He has served as president of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, president of the Academy of Medicine of Toledo, and president of the Toledo Surgical Society. In Pakistan, he is known as Baba-e-Peshawar, or Father of Peshawar, for his efforts in preserving and recording the cultural and linguistic legacy of the city where he was born and raised. He has also led four expeditions to explore and photograph the entire 2200 miles of the Indus River in Tibet and Pakistan, and in 1996, his team was the third group in history to reach the source of the river in Western Tibet. (See the documentary Indus River: Journey of a Lifetime [2005].)
In 2009, the University of Toledo created an endowed professorship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in his name and has also created an annual visiting Lectureship in the History of Medicine in his name. Dr. Hussain is also the recipient of the Lawrence Conway Award of the Medical Mission Hall of Fame for his volunteer medical work in Pakistan and the Dominican Republic.