Majlis adjourned for 2017

The Majlis will resume in 2018. Thank you to all those who presented and participated in the Majlis 2017. Of course we welcome any suggestions or feedback on the format that the Majlis will take in 2018, as well as suggestions for Majlis topics and presenters (see comment form below). Advertisements

Previous session: Friday 17 November – Nationalism and Citizenship in Islam

(Re)Defining the Ummah: Nationalism and Citizenship in Islam What is the Ummah? Is it a term for the nation of Islam? A religious community? Are these terms even coherent or useful in the Islamic tradition? Answering these questions involves confronting a set of historical and theoretical problems. These include historiographical problems concerning the formative period…

Previous session: Friday 2 June 2017 – The War on Terror, ‘blowback’ and lessons never learned

The War on Terror, ‘blowback’ and lessons never learned  Charismatic propagandists have had an extraordinary influence within militant Islamist circles in the West. Perhaps a prime example here is Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American born Yemeni cleric turned Al-Qaeda recruiter regarded by many the most popular, most influential English-language recruiter for al-Qaeda and for the whole…

Previous session: Friday 26 May 2017 – Human Rights and Contemporary Afghanistan

Friday, 26 May 2017 – Human Rights and Contemporary Afghanistan The situation for women and girls in Afghanistan in relation to their human rights is complex and multi-layered. While Afghanistan is a signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, access to basic human rights such as education, employment and rights to divorce…

Previous session: “Settlements Inc.” – 7 April 2017

Friday, 7 April 2017 – “Settlements Inc.” Implications of settlement activity in the West Bank In 1977, Menhamen Begin, Israeli Prime Minister, refused Jimmy Carter’s request to halt settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territories which were home to approximately 55,000 settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. 1977 marked a turning point with settlement…

First Majlis of 2017

The Majlis team are pleased to announce that the first Majlis of 2017 will be held at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies next Friday 3 March at 11am. For our first session we will be joined by the distinguished anthropologist of Islam, Professor Dale F. Eickelman. More details to follow. Logistics and details for…