A two-day specialist seminar brought to you by the British Muslim Initiative in partnership with The Cordoba Foundation, Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Conflicts Forum, Demos and Forward Thinking

Venue:         Olympia Conference Centre, London

Date:            12-13 July 2008


Few topics seem to attract more interest than political Islam today. As recognized or unrecognized oppositions, parties in coalition governments or fully in power, or active players in civil society, Islamists have risen to prominence in the last two decades across much of the Muslim world. Today, Islamism is an undeniable fact of the political and cultural life of most Muslim countries in Asia and Africa, and even among Muslim minorities in Europe and the United States.



The ‘Understanding Political Islam’ seminar will bring together a unique selection of the world’s leading experts on Islam and Islamism together with a number of prominent intellectual and political figures in the field, including Professor John Esposito, Professor John O. Voll, Dr. Robert Leiken, Dr. Kamal El-Helbawy, Dr. Merve Kavakci, Alastair Crooke, Anas Altikriti, Prof. Tariq Ramadan, Dr. Azzam Tamimi, Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi. The aim is to open the way for a transparent and challenging discussion of a complex phenomenon. 



The seminar is by invitation or registration-only and will be held at the Islam Expo, the largest Muslim cultural event in Europe -  



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