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Roundtable Discussion on: Rethinking Political Islam

December 11, 2014

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 Time: 230PM-530PM Venue: Conference Room, The University of Nottingham, Level 2 Chulan Tower, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur Registration: Political Islam is generally linked to Islamism. Although the definition is sometimes blurred, it generally refers to […]

Iran’s optimism over the failure of negotiations

December 4, 2014 by Julia Sveshnikova, Amir Roknifard

Although Tehran’s nuclear talks with the P5+1 group ended with no concrete agreement between the sides, various actors in Iranian politics and media are painting the negotiations in a generally positive light, despite differing visions of future prospects for Western-Iranian […]

Roundtable Discussion on “Is Islam A Religion of Peace?”

November 28, 2014

Date: Sunday, 7 December 2014 Time: 11AM – 1PM Venue: Nottingham University, Level 2, Chulan Tower, Kuala Lumpur Registration: The insurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or simply the Islamic State (IS) group in the Middle […]

Public Intellectual Talk: Developing A Philosophy of Pluralism

November 28, 2014

Date: Tuesday, 9 December 2014 Time: 2-5PM Venue: Wawasan Open University, Georgetown, Penang Registration: Click here to register Philosophy of pluralism to be a norm in the society requires a favorable environment for its members to work on certain personal qualities. […]

Reading Session on “Has Political Islam Failed?”

November 28, 2014

Date: Sunday 7 December Time: 4PM – 6PM Venue: Graha Pemuda, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur Registration: The “Arab Spring’ that opened a door for Islamists to come to power through ballot boxes posed a serious challenge to the ideology behind those […]

Symposium on Countering Violent Extremism

November 28, 2014

Date: Saturday 6 December 2014 Time: 9 AM – 5PM Venue: Studio R, Renaissance Hotel, KL Registration: Islamism is thought to be a product of the failure of authoritarian nationalist governments and the socio-economic imbalance that has been exacerbated by […]

Loss of Ennahda a Lesson to Muslim Democrats

November 4, 2014 by Ahmad Farouk Musa

Perhaps the most interesting event that has happened in the Muslim world recently is the rise and fall of Hizbun Nahdah or The Renaissance Party of Tunisia. To many Islamists around the world today, Ennahda is a model of a […]