Program


Conference Program


Sunday, October 8, 2017


4:30-5:00 PM     Plenary Session
IZU ISEFAM Auditorium


Chair: Dr. Mohammed Moussa, IZU
Introductory Remarks:

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Bulut, Rector, IZU
Dr. Emad Shahin, Dean, College of Islamic Sciences, HBK University, Doha, Qatar
Dr. Jonathan Brown, Director, ACMCU, Georgetown University, Wash. DC

 

5:00-6:50 PM     Session I: The Muslim Ummah: Re-examining the Concept and Developing a New Paradigm
IZU ISEFAM Auditorium


Chair & Discussant: Dr. Sohaira Siddiqui, Georgetown University in Doha, Qatar
Speakers:

Understanding the Historical Concept of the Muslim Ummah
Dr. Selim Argun, Istanbul University
Evaluating the Current State of the Muslim Ummah
Dr. Arif Ersoy, IZU
A New Paradigm for the Ummah at the Epistemological Level
Dr. Hussein ElKazzaz, Insan Center for Civilizational Studies, Istanbul

 

Monday, October 9, 2017


9:30-11:20 AM     Session II: Political Legitimacy in the Muslim World
IZU ISEFAM Auditorium

 

Chair & Discussant: Dr. Ismail Numan Telci, Sakarya University
Speakers:

Understanding the Historical Model for Political Legitimacy in the Muslim World
Dr. Ovamir Anjum, University of Toledo
Current State of Affairs and Models across the Muslim World
Dr. Dalia Fahmy, Long Island University
Developing Main Features for Political Legitimacy
Dr. Emad Shahin, Dean, College of Islamic Studies, HBK University

 

11:20-11:50 AM    Break
 

11:50-1:50 PM     Session III: Global Challenges to the Muslim World
IZU ISEFAM Auditorium

Chair: Jamal ElShayyal, Al Jazeera English
Speakers:

The Challenge of Hegemony
Dr. Richard Falk, University of California- Santa Barbara
The Challenge of Wars and Terrorism
Dr. Flynt Leverett, Penn State University
The Challenge of Islamophobia
Dr. John Esposito, Georgetown University
The Challenge of Settler Colonialism in Palestine/Israel
Dr. Sami Al-Arian, IZU

1:50-3:00 PM     Lunch
 

3:10-5:00 PM     Session IV: Re-defining the Role of Islamic Law in the Modern World
IZU ISEFAM Auditorium

Chair & Discussant: Dr. Abbas Barzegar, Georgia State University
Speakers:

Understanding the Historical Model of Muslim Societies Under Islamic Law
Dr. Jonathan A Brown, Georgetown University
Is the Modern State Compatible with the Historical Model of the Islamic State?
Dr. Asifa Quraishi-Landes, University of Wisconsin
Developing a New Model for the Coexistence of Modern State with Islamic Law
Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Oxford University and College of Islamic Studies, HBK University

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


9:30-11:30 AM     Session V: Socioeconomic Challenges in the Muslim World
IZU ISEFAM Auditorium

 

Chair & Discussant: Dr. Abd Al-Fattah El-Awaisi, IZU
Speakers:

Dealing with Social Justice, Poverty and Productivity in Muslim Societies
Dr. Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Şehir University
Globalization and Economic Development in the Islamic World
Dr. Mehmet Bulut, IZU
The Challenges of the Empowerment of Women and Youth in Muslim Societies
Dr. Ömer Çaha, IZU
Dr. Asma Afsaruddin, Indiana University

 

11:30-12:00 PM     Break
 

12:00-2:00 PM     Session VI: Understanding Fault Lines within the Muslim Ummah
IZU ISEFAM Auditorium

 

Chair & Discussant: Dr. Ömer Taşgetiren, IZU
Speakers:

The Challenge of Sectarianism: The Future of Sunni-Shi’a Relations
Dr. Nader Hashemi, University of Denver
The Challenge of the Ideological Divide: Secular vs. Religious
Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat, Ibn Khaldoun University
The Challenge of Nationalism
Dr. Abdullah Al-Arian, Georgetown University in Doha, Qatar
The Challenge of Military-Civilian Relations
Dr. Abdelfattah Mady, Alexandria University

 

2:00-3:15 PM     Lunch
 

5:00-7:00 PM     Closing Session: The Muslim Ummah in Today’s World
Yahya Kemal Beyatlı Convention Center, Küçükçekmece

 

Chair: Dr. Sami Al-Arian, Center for Islam and Global Affairs, IZU

I. The Meaning of the Muslim Ummah in the Modern World
Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Oxford University and College of Islamic Studies, HBK University
II. The Muslim Ummah: Challenges and Response
Dr. Ibrahim Kalin, Spokesperson and Senior Advisor to President of Turkey
III. Towards Defining a New Relationship between the Islamic World and Global Powers
Dr. John Esposito, Georgetown University

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