Conference Program

Friday, April 6, 2018

7:00-7:30              PM Opening Ceremony, ISEFAM Auditorium, IZU

Moderator: Dr. Fatimah binti Abdullah, IZU

Welcome Address: Dr. Mehmet Bulut, IZU President

Program: Dr. Sami Al-Arian, CIGA Director

 

7:30-9:30              PM Plenary Session and Keynote Addresses: The Perils of Islamophobia and the Challenge of Inclusion
ISEFAM Auditorium, IZU

 

Moderator: Dr. Sami Al-Arian, IZU

Islamophobia and the Return of Fascism
Dr. Mattias Gardell, Uppsala University, Sweden

The Intellectual Discourse of Islamophobia and its Impact on the Muslim Communities in the West
Dr. Salman Sayyid, University of Leeds, UK

On Islamophobia and The Role of Muslim Scholars
Dr. Mehmet Görmez, Former President of Religious Affairs (Diyanet İşleri), Turkey

Saturday, April 7, 2018

9:30-11:20 AM Session I: Understanding the Roots of Islamophobia: An Epistemological and Historical Approach
ISEFAM Auditorium, IZU

Moderator/Discussant: Dr. Erhan İçener, IZU

Political and Cultural Factors for the Rise of Islamophobia
Dr. Todd Green, Luther College, USA

The Intellectual Framework of Islamophobia
Dr. Mohammad Marandi, University of Tehran, Iran

Why is Islamophobia Prevalent Today?
Dr. Burak Erdenir, Ministry of European Affairs, Turkey

 

11:20 AM-11:50 PM Break

 

11:50 AM-1:40 PM Session II: The Cultural and Social Impact of Islamophobia
ISEFAM Auditorium, IZU

Moderator/Discussant: Dr. Ömer Taşgetiren, IZU

Anatomy of Islamophobia and Islamophobes
Dr. Enes Bayrakli, SETA, Turkey

The Mechanics of Islamophobia: A Case Study
Dr. Ali Hüseyinoğlu, Trakya University, Turkey

Islamophobia, Islamophilia, and the Good Muslim/Bad Muslim Impasse
Dr. Nazia Kazi, Stockton University, USA

1:40 PM-3:00 PM Lunch

3:10-5:00 PM Session III: Islamophobia: Implications for Civil and Human Rights
ISEFAM Auditorium, IZU

Moderator/Discussant: Ahmed Bedier, United Voices of America, USA

Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Similarities and Differences
Dr. Farid Hafez, Salzburg University, Austria

Unveiling Islamophobia: The Victimization of Women, Children, and Refugees
Dr. Sahar Aziz, Rutgers University, USA

Islamophobia and the War on Terror: The Erosions of Civil Liberties in the United States
Dr. Sami Al-Arian, IZU

11:20 AM-11:50 PM Break


11:50 AM-1:40 PM Session V: Islamophobia as a Tool of Foreign Policy and Empire Formulation
ISEFAM Auditorium, IZU

Moderator/Discussant: Dr. Ravza Kavakcı Kan, MP, AK Party Vice Chair - Human Rights, Turkey

Islamophobia in the Formation of Empire
Dr. Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California-Berkeley, USA

The Role of Islamophobia in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bethlehem University and Birzeit University, West Bank

Muslim Islamophobia in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings
Dr. Hatem Bazian, University of California-Berkeley, USA

1:40 PM-3:00 PM Lunch


3:10-5:30 PM Session VI: Speakers’ Roundtable Discussion: Confronting Islamophobia at the Political, Social, and Cultural Levels
Language Building Atrium, IZU

3:10-3:40 PM Special Keynote Address: Confronting Islamophobia, Confronting Cultural Violence
Dr. Johan Galtung, Peace University, Norway

 

3:40-5:20 PM Roundtable Discussions by all Participants and Recommendations for Confronting Islamophobia

5:20-5:30 PM Concluding Remarks and Summary

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

9:30-11:20 AM Session IV
Political and Strategic Dimensions of Islamophobia

Moderator/Discussant
Dr. Muhammad Moussa, IZU

Islamophobia: The Othering of American and European Muslims
Dr. Farhan Mujahid Chak, Qatar University, Qatar

Islamophobia in Russia: Roots and Implications
Dr. Kaarina Aitamurto, University of Helsinki, Finland

Understanding Islamophobia in Asia
Dr. Mohamed Nawab Osman, RSIS, Singapore

Islamophobia and Genocide: The Tragic Case of the Rohinga Muslims
Dr. Maung Zarni, European Center for the Study of Extremism, UK

 

11:50 AM-1:40 PM, Session V 
Islamophobia as a Tool of Foreign Policy and Empire Formulation

Moderator/Discussant: Dr. Ravza Kavakcı Kan, MP, AK Party Vice
Chair in charge of Human Rights.

Islamophobia in the Formation of Empire
Dr. Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California-Berkeley, USA 

The Role of Islamophobia in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bethlehem University and Birzeit University, West Bank

Muslim Islamophobia in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings
Dr. Hatem Bazian, University of California-Berkeley, USA 

3:10-5:30 PM, Session VI
Speakers’ Roundtable Discussion: Confronting Islamophobia at the Political, Social and Cultural Levels

3:10-3:40 PM, Special Keynote Address: Confronting Islamophobia, Confronting Cultural Violence
Dr. Johan Galtung, Peace University, Norway

3:40-5:20 PM, Roundtable Discussions by all Participants and Recommendations for Confronting Islamophobia

5:20-5:30 PM, Concluding Remarks and Summary