A thought-provoking series of seminars on Governance in Muslim Contexts​

October 8, 2018 - 12:30-14:30, AKU-ISMC, Aga Khan Centre, ​10 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DN, Atrium Conference Room

"Sharia in Europe? — In Anticipation of the ECtHR Ruling on the Molla Sali v Greece Case"

Speakers: Konstantinos Tsitselikis (University of Macedonia; applicant on the case) and Yüksel Sezgin (Syracuse University)

Discussants: Marie-Bénédicte Dembour (University of Brighton; on the ECtHR) and Samia Bano (SOAS; on British Muslims)

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

November 16, 2017 - 18:00-19:30pm, AKU-ISMC, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA, room 2.3 

"Governance and Academic Freedom in Turkey and Hungary"

Speakers: Attila Melegh (Corvinus University, Budapest) and Ceren Lord (University of Oxford)

Chair: Sevgi Adak (AKU-ISMC)

Melegh Paper | Watch Seminar Video| Watch Adak Interview | Watch Melegh Interview​

October 19, 2017

"Governance and Public Health in Early Nineteenth Century Egypt"

Speakers: Kamran Karimullah (University of Manchester) and Junaid Quadri (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

Karimullah Paper | Quadri Paper​ | Listen to Podcast​ | Watch Seminar Video | Watch Quadri Interview | Watch Parolin Interview

May 26, 2017

"Libya: Governance in the Making or in the Drafting?"

Speakers: Andrew Arato (New School for Social Research) and Suliman Ibrahim (Benghazi University)

Chair: Gianluca Parolin​ (AKU-ISMC)

Ibrahim Paper | Arato Paper​ | Listen to Podcast​

April 19, 2017

"The Russian Draft Constitution for Syria: Considerations on Governance in the Region"

Speakers: Jan-Michiel Otto (University of Leiden) and Leif Stenberg (AKU-ISMC)

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

Stenberg Position Paper​ | Otto Position Paper​ | Listen to Podcast​

February 9, 2017

"Is Gender a Governance Issue? Perspectives from Muslim Contexts"

Speakers: Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS), Nadje Al-Ali (SOAS), Kathryn Spellman Poots (AKU-ISMC)

Chair: Sevgi Adak (AKU-ISMC)

Listen to Podcast​

May 19, 2016

"Governance and the Constitution in Bahrain: A Sociologist’s Reading​​"

Speaker: Abdulhadi Khalaf, Lund University

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

Khalaf Working Paper​ | Listen to Podcast

April 21, 2016

"Governance and the Constitution in Palestine: From Books to Action and Back"

Speaker: Asem Khalil, Birzeit University

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

Khalil Working Paper​​ | Listen to Podcast

March 15, 2016

"Not Your Father’s Islamic State: Is​lamic Constitutionalism for Today’s Sharia-Minded Muslims"

Speaker: Asifa Quraishi-Landes, University of Wisconsin

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

Quraishi-Landes Working Paper​ | Listen to Podcast

February 25, 2016

​"Governance in ​the Iranian Constitutions of the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Perspective​"

Speaker: Said Arjomand, Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies​

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

Arjomand Working Paper​ | Listen to Podcast

January 21, 2016

“Constitutionalism after the Arab Spring: The Courts and Civil-Military Relations​”

Speakers: Rainer Grote, Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative and International Law; Tilmann Röder​, Max Planck Foundation

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

Listen to Podcast

November 27, 2014​

"Recent Constitutional Change in the ‘Arab World’: The Emergence of Conflicting Conceptions of Good Governance"​

Speakers: Baudouin Dupret, Centre Jacques-Berque, Morocco; Bahey El Din Hassan, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS); Radwan Masmoudi, Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)​

Chair: Gianluca Parolin (AKU-ISMC)

Listen to Podcast​

May 16, 2014

"Challenges to the M​odern State: Notions of an ‘Islamic Alternative’​"

Speakers: Mark Sedgwick, Aarhus University; Mohsen Kadivar, Duke University

Discussant: Abdou Filali-Ansary (AKU-ISMC)

Sedgwick Working Paper ​| Kadivar Worki​ng Paper​ | Listen to Podcast

May 6, 2014

"Challenges to the Modern State: Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World"

Speaker: Will Kymlicka, Queen's University

Discussant: Abdou Filali-Ansary (AKU-ISMC)

Please see under 'Working Papers' for Arabic, Bahasa-Indonesian and Urdu translations of the above papers