Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts Seminar Series, 2000-2001


“Locating Civil Society: Secular and Religious Spaces”

Professor Mohamed Arkoun
Professor (Emeritus) of Islamic Thought, Sorbonne Paris III
Governor, The Institute of Ismaili Studies
November 29, 2000 3:30 pm

“Tajikistan: From Civil War to Civil Society?”

Dr Shirin Akiner
Senior Lecturer on Central Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies
Research Associate, Royal Institute of International Affairs
January 26, 2001 11:30 am

“Civic Identity in the New Central Asia”

Dr Olivier Roy
Head of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Author of The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations (I.B. Tauris, 2000)
February 16, 2001 11:30 am

“Pakistan: Between Identity Politics and Civil Society”

Dr Iftikhar Malik
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Senior Lecturer in International History, Bath Spa University College
Author of State and Civil Society in Pakistan (Macmillan Press, 1997)
March 23, 2001 2:00 pm

“The Good Society: An Ethical Perspective”

Professor Azim Nanji
Director, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
Editor, Muslim Almanac
May 4, 2001 2:00 pm

“Debating Women: Gender and the Public Sphere in Post-Revolutionary Iran”

Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Author of Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran (I.B. Tauris, 1999), and Film-maker
June 15, 2001 11:00 am
Followed by reflections on recent Iranian elections Dr Farhang Jahanpour

“Islam and Civil Society in Southeast Asia”

Dr Norani Othman
Senior Fellow, Institute of Malaysian & International Studies, Selangor, Malaysia
June 15, 2001 1.45 pm

“Civil Society in the Maghreb”

Professor Abdou Filali-Ansari
Director, King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Islamic Studies & Human Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco
June 15, 2001 4.00 pm

“Civic Culture in ‘Secular’ Turkey”

Professor Ersin Kalayçioglu
Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul
Friday October 5, 2001 11:00 am