Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Forthcoming Events

A full list of all forthcoming public events at the Alwaleed Centre.

Almost all our events are completely free of charge and open to anyone with interests in contemporary Islam and the Muslim world. If you have questions about any of the events below, please contact us directly: thealwaleedcentre@ed.ac.uk.

Practices and Technologies of Repression in Contemporary Egypt

Wednesday 13th April 2022, 2pm BST (online via Zoom)

Though at the core of authoritarian power, political repression appears under researched as a fully-fledged phenomenon in Egypt and more globally in the Middle East. It tends to be considered in the form of given facts constituting regimes’ general characteristics. In response, this special online seminar will examine the practices and technologies of repression mobilized within the contemporary Egyptian state, be they legal, physical, spatial or psychological.


  • Prof. Khaled Fahmy (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Chaymaa Hassabo (Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg)
  • Mr. Aly El Raggal (Independant researcher)

Chaired by Dr. Ewan Stein (University of Edinburgh)

For further information and free registration click here.

Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech

Wednesday 11th May 2022, 4pm BST.

A special online conversation between Dr Ronan Lee (Loughborough University) and Dr Anita Schug (co-founder of Rohingya Medics Organisation) as they reflect on Dr Lee's recently-published book Myanmar's Rohingya Genocide: Identity, History and Hate Speech.

Chaired by Dr Siti Sarah Muwahidah, Alwaleed Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow on Contemporary Muslim Societies in Southeast Asia, University of Edinburgh.

For further information and free registration click here.

Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June 2022, University of Edinburgh

The Alwaleed Centre is proud to be the Management Hub of the British Association for Islamic Studies.

After two years without and in-person conference, we are very excited to be hosting the 2022 Annual Conference of BRAIS here at the University of Edinburgh.

The Call for Papers is now live and can be viewed here.

For a full list of all our past event click here