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“Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts” Seminar Series Launched

9 novembre 2000






 
 
“Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts”, a new seminar series organised and hosted by the Institute of Ismaili Studies, will engage leading scholars in a consideration of civil society, both in principle and in practice, from Iran, Central Asia, and the Maghrebinfo-icon to Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The seminars will address the interplay of ethics, law and culture in Muslim contexts and the range of broad issues related to civil society, and will culminate in a volume of essays to be published by the Institute.


The inaugural seminar,“Locating Civil Society: Secular and Religious Spaces”, by Professor Mohammed Arkoun began the wide-ranging series on November 29, 2000. Future speakers in the series will include Drs Shirin Akiner and Olivier Roy on Central Asia, Professor Azim Nanji, who will discuss ethical dimensions of civil society, and Dr Aziz Esmail who will explore its philosophical aspects.

For information on forthcoming seminars in this series, please refer to the Seminars, Conferences, Public Lectures pages, which will be updated with information on these new seminars as well as conferences and public lectures in which the Institute is participating.

An Extract of Professor Azim Nanji's Introductory Remarks to “Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts” Seminar Series


Extracts of Dr Amyn B Sajoo's Introductory Remarks to “Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts” Seminar Series