Upcoming Conferences will be announced on the first page.
A selection of past Conferences
Al-Farabi: Life and Legacy Friday, 17 July 2020, 2-4 p.m.
Abu Nasr al-Farabi (d. 950) is one the most celebrated philosophers in world history. Hailing from Central Asia, he lived and travelled throughout the Middle East and North Africa, leaving virtually no field of knowledge in his day untouched.
International Forum on Peace in Revealed Religions (in partnership with the Muslim World League)
In May 2018 the Centre hosted a two-day forum, in partnership with the Muslim World League (Makkah), exploring the value of peace in Abrahamic faiths, as part of its commitment to improve understanding between different cultural, religious, and intellectual traditions.
8th Waqf Jurisprudence Issues Forum
The 8th Waqf Jurisprudence Issues Forum was held at the Centre on 27-29 April 2017. Participants were addressed in the opening session by the General Secretary of the Awqaf Public Foundation HE Mohamed Abdullah al-Jalahmeh, the President of the Forum's Scientific Committee Dr Khaled Al Mathkour,…
The Political Economy of the Private Sector in the Middle East
Joint Workshop with the Economic Research Forum
The Centre hosted a two-day international conference in Oxford on the political economy of the private sector in the Middle East on 5-6 June 2015. Jointly organised with the Cairo-based Economic Research Forum (ERF), the conference attracted leading scholars in the field from the Middle East,…
Roundtable on teaching Islam: Curricula and Resources for Religious Education in British Schools
Joint Conference with the Islamic Education Science and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO)
Under a partnership with ISESCO, the Centre convened a roundtable discussion in Oxford on Teaching Islam: Curricula and Resources for RE in British Schools, on 20 May 2015. The broad aim of the Roundtable was to inform dialogue on strategies to encourage social cohesion by looking at different ways…
Security in the Arabian Gulf
Dr Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi (ECSSR founder and Director General)
From 31 October – 2 November the Centre hosted an international colloquium on ‘Security in the Arabian Gulf ’, the second in an annual series organised in cooperation with the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. Conference participants and invited guests gathered in London on 30…
Study of Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies
Sir Alan Munro (former British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia)
On 18 and 19 October, the Centre hosted a conference on the ‘Study of Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies’, in partnership with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Director of the Centre, Dr Farhan Nizami, welcomed the guests. Dr Abdullah Lheedan delivered the…