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'UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL ISLAM' SPECIALIST SEMINAR 12-13 July 2008

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  • Azizul
    UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL ISLAM SPECIALIST SEMINAR A two-day specialist seminar organised by British Muslim Initiative and supported by Al Jazeera Centre for
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 13, 2008

      'UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL ISLAM' SPECIALIST SEMINAR

      A two-day specialist seminar organised by British Muslim Initiative and supported by Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Conflicts Forum, Demos, Forward Thinking and The Cordoba Foundation

      Venue: Olympia Conference Centre
      Date: 12-13 July 2008

      Few topics seem to attract more interest than political Islam today. As recognized or unrecognized oppositions, parties in coalition governments or fully in power, or active players in civil society, Islamists have risen to prominence in the last two decades across much of the Muslim world. Today, Islamism is an undeniable fact of the political and cultural life of most Muslim countries in Asia and Africa, and even among Muslim minorities in Europe and the United States.

       

      The 'Understanding Political Islam' seminar will bring together a unique selection of the world's leading experts on Islam and Islamism together with a number of prominent intellectual and political figures in the field, including Professor John Esposito, Professor John O. Voll, Dr. Robert Leiken, Dr. Kamal El-Helbawy, Dr. Merve Kavakci, Alistair Crooke, Anas Altikriti, Prof. Tariq Ramadan, Dr. Azzam Tamimi, Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi. The aim is to open the way for a transparent and challenging discussion of a complex phenomenon.

        

      The seminar will be held as an invitation or registration- only event at Islam Expo, the largest Muslim cultural event in Europe. 

       

      Course fee: £50 per participant (includes lunch and full entry ticket to Islam Expo)


      For more information and registration, please e-mail the following details to bmievents@gmail. com

       

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      For more information, call 07887853455.

       

      SEMINAR PROGRAMME

       

      Saturday 12th July

       

      Political Islam: historical and intellectual origins; major schools and trends

      Dr. Basheer Nafi, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Birkbeck College

      Professor John O. Voll, Professor of Islamic History and Associate Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

       

      Egypt: between oppression and participation

      Dr. Kamal El-Helbawy, Former spokesman of the International Organisation of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West

      Dr. Robert Leiken, Director of the Immigration and National Security Program, The Nixon Center

      Dr. Barbara Zollner, Associate Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London

       

      Pakistan: Islamists in opposition

      Abdulghafur Aziz, Jama'at e islami Pakistan

       

      Turkey: Islamists in power  

      Prof. Ibrahim Kalin, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

      Dr. Basheer Nafi, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Birkbeck College

                     

      Palestine: Islamists, political participation and resistance

      Dr. Azzam Tamimi, Director, Institute of Islamic Political Thought, London

      Alistair Crooke, Founding Director of Conflicts Forum

       

      Sunday 13th July

       

      Islamism and Extremism: A Western Preoccupation (Sponsored by Demos)

       

      Session Chair: Jamie Bartlett

      Robert Lambert, Research Fellow, University of Exeter; co-founder and former head of the Metropolitan Police Muslim Contact Unit

      Anas Altikriti, President, The Cordoba Foundation

      Dr. Robert Leiken, Director of the Immigration and National Security Program, The Nixon Center

      Dr. Tahir Abbas, Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture, University of Birmingham

       

      Political Islam: Key Issues and Themes

       

      Islamism and Democracy

      Prof. John O. Voll, Professor of Islamic history, Georgetown University

      Dr. Rafik Abdessalam, Researcher, Al Jazeera Centre for Studies

       

      Islamism and Women

      Dr. Merve Kavakci, Lecturer of International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

      Soumaya Ghannoushi, Researcher, School of Oriental and African Studies

       

      Islamism and human rights

      Prof. Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Theology, Oxford University

      Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi, head of the Tunisian Harakat an-Nahdah (Renaissance Movement)  

                       

      Islamism and the west: conflict or dialogue?

      Prof. John Esposito, Professor of Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

      Dr. Mounir Shafiq, General Coordinator, Islamic National Pan-Arab Conference

       

      Roundtable discussion - The future of political Islam: where do we go from here?

       

      Chair: Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster

      Prof. John Esposito

      Dr. Basheer Nafi

      Dr. Robert Leiken

      Dr. Azzam Tamimi



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      Azizul Azizan
      [7] ... Allah tidak memberati seseorang melainkan (sekadar kemampuan) yang diberikan Allah kepadanya. (Orang-orang yang dalam kesempitan hendaklah ingat bahawa) Allah akan memberikan kesenangan sesudah berlakunya kesusahan.



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