As part of a study day exploring various aspects of Islamic history and culture at Stewarton Academy, East Ayrshire, Dr Alex Metcalfe (University of Lancaster) delivered this absorbing presentation reflecting on the meeting of religion and culture in the medieval Mediterranean, with particular reference to Sicily. (Apologies for varying sound quality).
A panel discussion with Dr Robert Lambert (Co-Director, European Muslim Research Centre, University of Exeter), Dr Anna Souhami (Lecturer in Criminology, University of Edinburgh Law School) and Inspector Tom Galbraith (Lothian and Borders Police). Organised in association with the University of Edinburgh Law School and followed by a reception and book signing by Dr Lambert of his new book "Countering Al-Qaeda in London: Police and Muslims in Partnership".
A panel discussion with Professor Hugh Goddard (Director of the Alwaleed Centre), Dr Talat Ahmed (Department of History), Dr Ewan Stein (Politics and International Relations), and Dr Thomas Pierret (Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies). Exploring the impact of Bin Laden's death in the a Middle Eastern and South Asian context.
In his first seminar as an Alwaleed Centre Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr Tim Peace discusses political activism and identity amongst first and second generation Muslims in Britain and France. This is a video-cast which includes the slides used during the presentation.
Described by Timeout as "The sharpest Asian stand up on the alternative comedy circuit" Jeff Mirza has become one of the UK's leading Asian comedians. In this interview with the Alwaleed Centre's Rosie Mellor, Jeff discusses his most recent show "Jihad: Heresy of Hearsay" which he brought to the 2011 Edinburgh Festival.
In June 2011, the Alwaleed Centre was delighted to host the English Speaking Union Scotland Schools Public Speaking Competition final. Eight young people from across Scotland spoke with insight and passion about recent event in the Arab World.
A far-reaching presentation delivered by Dr Andrew Newman, Reader in the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Department at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Newman explores the extraordinary contributions of Islamic physicians to the development of medical knowledge. Introduced by Professor Hugh Goddard and part of a study day at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh.
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This article was published on May 7, 2012