Affinity presents Morning Conversations with Prof Sharkawi to discuss the Arab Spring & perspectives of Fethullah Gulen
The very first Affinity convened Australia – Middle East Forum will host Prof Mohammad Sharkawi (Cairo University) to discuss the “Problems facing the Arab World & the perspectives of Fethullah Gulen”
The Arab Spring has provided several countries an opportunity to turna new page. Each country is trying to make ground breaking progress in this new window of opportunity though is faced with serious challenges. Can it succeed with its new leaders ? Can Fethullah Gulen’s approach to conflict resolution be applicable in the Middle East ?
Professor Mohammad Sharkawi is the Head of Department of Islamic Philosophy & Comparative Religion at Cairo University. He has a remarkable contribution in modernising Islamic thought, in interreligious as well as intercultural dialogue. He founded the Doha International Symposium for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Cairo University International Conference of Islamic Philosophy and has authored more than twenty books and hundreds of research papers on Comparative Religion and Islamic Philosophy. He was the vice president of the Islamabad International University (IIU) and was a visiting professor to a number of international and Arab universities
Friday, 8th of February 2013
8:00am – 9:30am
(Lecture will start at 8:30am)
Affinity Intercultural Foundation
Suite 502, Level 5
51 – 57 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000
This is a free event though places are limited and will be prioritised to early RSVPs.
Light breakfast will be offered from 8:00am