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Tuesday, July 30, 2013


''The highlight of the evening was al-Faruqi Memorial Lecture, “What good is the knowledge if it does not bring benefit to society?,” delivered by Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina, the IIIT Chair of Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. In his lecture, Prof. Sachedina emphasized the link between knowledge and practice, criticizing at the same time those academicians who see themselves as detached from the real world, all in the name of supposed objectivity.

He stressed the importance of bringing values into the academic world. An ideal professor is the one who believes in what he or she teaches, and serves not only as a repository of knowledge for his or her students, but also as an important referential point when it comes to values and praxis. He issued a special call to Muslim academicians in the United States to serve as bridges of understanding, so that their non-Muslim students could gain a better appreciation of Islam, both in theory and in practice.''

Pop politics and Elections: Islam and the Arab Spring by John Voll
Panel on Islamic Thought and the Arab Uprisings
Ibn Taymiyya and his Relevance to the Arab Spring by Yahya Michot
Contesting Agency within the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood by Emin Poljarevic
Islamist Discourse and Organizational Change after the Arab Spring by Mohammad Mosaad Abdelaziz Mohammad
The End of History, the Clash off civilization and the Arab Spring: Is there a connection? by Seifudein Adem
Post Revolutionary Islamism and the Future of Democracy and Human Rights in Egypt by Abadir Ibrahim
Egyptian Islamist Organizations and the Question of Institutional Political Involvement by Jonathan Brown
Is Secularism by Any Means Possible: A Reading of the Civil State in the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Recent Declarations by Najib Awad
Four Arab Summers: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Prescription by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad
Rachid al Ghannoushi’s Democracy and Human Rights in Islam by Usaama al-Azami
An Islamicate Awakening: Revival and Reform in the Arab World and the ABIM connection by Syed Muhammad Khairudin Aljunied.
The Arab Spring and the Reformasi 98: A Comparative Study of Popular Uprising in Tunisia and Indonesia by Ahmad Najib Burhani
Making Sense of Post Islamism: lessons from the Arab Spring by Mojtaba Mahdavi
What the Arab Spring Learned from the Iranian Revolution? by Ahmad Kazemi Moussavi
Arab Awakening and the Dilemmas of Globalization by Ali Mazrui
Panel on the Future of Islamic Reform Movements

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