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The Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies Newsletter: Winter 2011

Newsletter No. 7 - ISSN:1942-7948

Contents

  1. Social and Political Transformations in the Middle East - Umit Kurt and Oguz Alyanak
  2.  The Political Economy of Turkey’s Response to the Arab Spring - Altay Atli
  3.  Footsteps of Revolution in the Land of Queen Sheba - Bezen Balamir Coskun
  4.  Two Sides of the Same Coin; Conflicting Views of Islamism in Pakistan - Jeanette Bailey
  5.  Egypt and the "Arab Spring": Notes on Facts and Challenges - Moises Garduño García
  6.  The Arab Spring and the Turkish Model - Alper Y. Dede
  7.  Will Geopolitics Split Along Sectarian Lines in the Middle East? Witnessing the Rise of a   Sectarian Speech Amidst War of Perceptions - Camille Germanos
  8.  Turkey as a Model Democracy? Revisiting the Turkish Referendum - Umit Kurt and Oguz Alyanak
  9.  Academic tourists sight-seeing the Arab Spring - Mona Abaza
  10.  Review of ‘Islam: To Reform or to Subvert’ by Mohammed Arkoun (Saqi Books, 2006) by Imranali Panjwani

 

International Conference: Globalization and its impact on Indigenous Cultures

November 17-18th, 2011
(Thursday & Friday)

Organized By
Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD)
Critical Thinking Forum of the International Islamic University Islamabad
International Institute of Islamic Thought, USA

First Day: November 17, 2011
9:00-11:00 AM
Recitation from the Holy Quran
Opening Remarks by Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, President, IIUI/Executive Director, IRD

Welcome Address by Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector, IIUI
Keynote Address by Ms. Noor Amna Malik, DG (Learning Innovation) HEC
10:35a.m. 11:00a.m. Discussion session

Session I: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Chair: Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, Vice President (AFP), IIUI
1. Globalization and Language Policies in Pakistan: Conflict, Confrontation, and Consent - Dr. Shahid Siddiqui
2. Iqbal’s Perceptions of Globalization & International Politics - Dr .Talib Hussain Sial
3. Religion and the Threat of Greed : Globalization's Impact on Ecology, Human Life & Paths to Redemption - Dr. Ejaz Akram
4. Discussion Session

Session II: 2:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Chair: Dr. Khalid Masud
1. Liberal and Islamic world order in a Globalized World - Dr. Tahir Amin
2. Globalization or Glocalization: A Critique of Political Economy - Dr. Noor Fatima
3. Globalization and the Politics of Academic Research - Dr. Munazza Yaqoob
4. Discussion Session 3:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Second Day: November 18, 2011
Session I: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Chair: Dr. Asad Zaman, D.G. IIIE, IIUI
1. Globalization-New Threats and Old Insecurities: Bangladesh Perspectives - Dr. M. Nazrul Islam
2. From the Cold War to Promoting Polyarchy: The Historical Trend of American Foreign Policy Towards Turkey after 1950s - Dr. Tugrul Keskin
3. The Religious and Worldy Dimension of the Gulen Movement - Dr. Ugur Komecoglu
4. Radical ‘Islamization’ and Globalization: Impact on Cultural Multiplicity in Pakistan - Dr. Safeer Awan
11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m

5. Discussion Session 11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
6. Recommendations of Conference 11:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
7. Vote of Thanks 12:40 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Prayer and Lunch Break: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Session II: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
1. Screening of Documentary “Barakah” 3:00 p .m .– 4:10 p.m.

 

Academic Forum for Peace, University of Wroclaw, Poland November 14-15, 2011

http://www.peace.uni.wroc.pl/index.php?id=1


Since ancient times, the concept of peace has been a multidimensional interpretive category. A variety of discourses spanning the gamut from the philosophical to the theological have sought to address the problems of human societies and how to preserve peace.  Many contemporary cultural trends are situated in opposition to traditional logocentrism and thus they make a lack of common field in the wider interpersonal communication. The paradoxical lack of the Logos in the intercultural dialogue leads to the violation of fundamental human rights and freedoms. The Forum will try to reply to this process by demonstrating the cultural regulativity of the concept of peace. The Conference will be held in the Polish city of Wroclaw during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council.

Participants and Presenters:
http://www.peace.uni.wroc.pl/index.php?id=6


Organized by University of Wroclaw and Muslim League in Poland

Co-sponsored by University of Oxford, Orthodox Peace Fellowship, St Antony’s College, Marmara University, Amsterdam Centre for Eastern Orthodox Theology VU, University of Amsterdam, The Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies, and Portland State University.


EDWARD SAID LECTURE SERIES  2011 - 2012

February 2012 The Green Movement and The Struggle for Iran's Future - NADER HASHEMI, University of Denver

March 2012 Historical Analysis of US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - JOEL BEININ, Stanford University

January 2012 Israeli - Palestinian Conflict - NOURA ERAKAT, Georgetown University

April 2012 - NORMAN FINKELSTEIN

 

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