Political Islam-January 2015

Political Islam-January 2015

The Speakers

Joseph Alagha Joseph Alagha is a professor of Political Science at Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon. He is the author of Hizbullah’s DNA and the Arab Spring (2013); Hizbullah’s Identity Construction (2011), Hizbullah’s Documents (2011), and The Shifts in Hizbullah’s Ideology (2006). Alagha is a prolific writer on Islamic movements and the democratisation and liberalisation processes in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). His current research deals with political mobilisation and the performing arts in the MENA region. Abdullah Al-Arian Abdullah Al-Arian is an assistant professor of History at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. In 2014…
Political Islam: Conceptualising power between 'Islamic states' and Muslim social movements Conference programme The Muslim, and especially the Arab, world has, since the 2011 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) uprisings, experienced a series of tumultuous events. These events are likely to leave an indelible mark on the pages of Islamic, Middle Eastern, and world history. The massive changes in the region began with the initial uprisings in 2011 that led to the downfall of ‘presidents for life’ in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen, and included the rise of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The group aims…
Political Islam: Conceptualising power between 'Islamic states' and Muslim social movements   Monday, 19th January 2015 Time Session Speakers and Topics 19:00 - 21:00 Banquet Dinner and Keynote Address Political Islam between the state and a social movement - Mohammed Dangor Usamah Hamdan Tuesday, 20th January 2015 09:00 - 09:30 Registration - 09:30 - 11:00 Theme One - Political Islam: Between State Machinations and Societal Responses Genealogy of Political Islam - Jocelyn Cesari Manifestations of Political Islam - Bashir Nafi' Political Islam and Liberalism - Mohammad Fadel 11:00 - 11:15 Tea/Coffee Break - 11:15 - 13:30 Theme Two - Muslim…
Hamas’s Usamah Hamdan to be keynote speaker After the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa region, Political Islam took centre stage in many respects, as numerous actors in the region claimed their Islam as the inspiration or basis of their political activity. This manifested during various elections, coups, and civil wars. Perhaps the most recent of these has been the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, which seeks to undo the post-Ottoman Sykes-Picot architecture of the MENA region. These developments over the past four years have resulted in the MENA region, and the Muslim world more generally,…

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