Creating Thriving Societies in Troubling Times

Creating Thriving Societies in Troubling Times

Public talk by Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Oxford University
Thursday, 19 January 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Room 1-430, The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), University of Alberta

* Co-sponsored by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities (ECMC)

Professor Tariq Ramadan’s public talk will centre on the upheavals facing the Middle East and the West: the shifting alliances, the East-West perceptions, the international terrorism, the ongoing conflicts and the massive refugee movements.

BiographyTariq Ramadan is currently a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University, UK. Through his writings and lectures, Professor Ramadan has contributed to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West, and Islamic movements in the Muslim world. He lectures extensively throughout the world on ethics, social justice, faith and ecology, and participates frequently in interfaith as well as intercultural dialogue. He is the author of numerous books and articles including: Western Muslims and the Future of Islam (2005); Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation (2008); Islam, the West and the Challenge of Modernity (2009); What I Believe (2009); In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad (2009); The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (2012); The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East (2012); and To be a European Muslim (2013). For more information please visit his website.

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