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A selection of past Events
Islamist Transformations after the Arab Uprisings: Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement
Dr Rory McCarthy
How can we explain the impact of the Arab uprisings on Islamist movements in the region? Most of the focus has been on the ascent of radical violent groups like ISIS, or the repression of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. But Tunisia’s Ennahda movement presents an alternative trajectory. Here is an…
Saudi Arabia and the Rise and Fall of Political Islam
Professor Bernard Haykel
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is frequently accused by the western media, and in scholarly and foreign policy writings, of being responsible for the spread of a radical form of political Islam, commonly labelled Salafism. This talk will address the history of the Kingdom’s relationship with…
AI: simulation and dissimulation
Dr Yaqub Chaudhary
In this talk, Dr Chaudhary will discuss three key issues in the development of AI and digital technologies and why they should be of interest from the perspective of Islamic scholarship. He will discuss the digitalisation of space and time. Next he will discuss how interacting with an AI agent is…
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.
Building Tours 2020 Monthly tours
Open to the Public
The Centre's building is open for public tours on the first Monday of each month, each tour lasts for about 1 hour. Places are limited, therefore those wishing to take a tour must register. (Next tour: 6th April 2020, but see below for additional tours scheduled as part of the Oxford Literary…