Jun 14, 2008

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IIS Scholar Presents Paper at the American Oriental Society Annual Meeting
June 2008

Dr Ali Qutbuddin presented a paper entitled, ‘Abu Hatim al-Razi: The Concept of the Universality of Religions in Fatimid Thought and Practice’ at the Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society in March 2008 in Chicago, USA. The paper explored possible theological reasons for the attitude of the Fatimid rulers towards their Muslim and non-Muslim subjects. More
Toward a New Islamic Humanism
May 2008

Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi spoke at the Institute on 13 May, 2008 on biotechnology’s remaking of the world, and possibly our species, asking how Islamic humanism might respond to the ensuing challenge in what has come to be called ‘postmodernity’. This talk at the Institute was the last in the series on Contemporary Islam(s) and Muslims. More
Two IIS Scholars Present Papers at University of Ghent, Belgium
May 2008

The seventeenth colloquium on the history of Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras (10th -15th century) was held at the University of Ghent in Belgium from 14th to 16th May 2008. Dr Shainool Jiwa and Dr Arzina R. Lalani of IIS presented papers at this colloquium. More
IIS Alumni present at International Conference
May 2008

During March 28th - 30th 2008 the University of Victoria hosted a remarkable conference sponsored by the International Centre for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies (ICCMES), which brought together over 70 scholars from all over the globe, of whom nearly half were from Muslim societies. Organised around a general theme, ‘Muslim World and the West: Emerging Avenues for Convergence,’... More
Knowledge Symposium
May 2008

The knowledge sector is increasingly shaping the social and economic dimensions of our lives and, as a consequence, the idea of knowledge-based societies has gained popularity. To apprise the Ismaili community in the UK about the meaning, importance and dimensions of such a society, the Aga Khan Education Board for UK organised an event called the Knowledge Symposium. More
European Chapter Group of the IIS Alumni Association meets in London
May 2008

The European Chapter Group held a two day annual meeting at the University of Westminster in London over the weekend of 5th and 6th April 2008. Guest speakers included Karen Armstrong and Nimet Rener. More

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