#CILE2016 The 4 Keynote Speakers

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Posted by CILE : Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics on Monday, March 28, 2016


After the flyers and the 4 themes, we are very glad to introduce you the 4 Keynote Speakers of #CILE2016:


Salman Al-Odah




Salman bin Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Odah was born in 1956 in the village of Al Basr, which is part of the city of Buraidah in Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia. He began his education at Al Andalus Elementary School, and then went to study at the Scientific Institute in Buraidah. He also studied at the Faculty of Arabic language and then the Faculty of Sharia at the University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud in al-Qassim. He returned to the Scientific Institute in Buraidah to work as a teacher for four years, and then as a lecturer at the same University. He obtained a Master’s degree in the Sunnah and its sciences from the Faculty of `Usûl al-Dîn (Principles of Religion), on the subject of “Prophetic sayings on immigration and their rulings in the Prophetic Tradition.”  He obtained a doctorate degree in Sharia (Islamic Law) and his PhD thesis was about explaining the book on cleanliness from Bulûgh al-Marâm, published in four volumes, supervized then by Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Biya.  Al-Odah founded the group Islam Today and supervised it for the first ten years and then moved to establish other new projects.  Dr. Al-Odah is the deputy chairperson of the Al Nusra World Organization. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, member of the Council of the European Fatwa, and is a member of a number of associations and charitable and scientific organizations in the Islamic World.

Al-Odah has numerous publications mostly translated into several languages. He participated in a number of conferences and scientific symposia.  He also has recorded programs and live TV shows with many television channels such as: Al Majd, Al Resallah, Iqraa, Daleel, Al Jazeera, MBC and many others. He also wrote articles in a number of newspapers including electronic newspapers, and currently has a weekly column in (Islam Today) website, Kuwaiti Society magazine, the Bahraini newspaper Al Bilad, the Qatari newspaper Al Sharq, to name but a few. Al- Odah has numerous reviews and participations in many social networks.


Keynote Speech Title:

The Problem of Contrasting Values:  The Question on Approach and Application Prospects


Farid Esack




Professor Farid Esack is a South African scholar of Islam and public intellectual who completed the Darsi Nizami, in traditional madrasahs in Karachi, Pakistan, and his PhD at the University of Birmingham, (UK). A Former Professor at Harvard University, he is currently Head of the Department of Religion Studies at the University of Johannesburg and the President of the International Quranic Studies Association

Farid Esack is the author of several monographs, including Qur’an, Liberation & Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity Against Oppression, On Being a Muslim: Finding a Religious Path in the World Today, and An Introduction to the Qur’an. He has also published widely on Islam, Gender, Liberation Theology, inter-faith relations, , and Qur’anic hermeneutics. His current research interests (Jews in the Qur’an and socio-economic justice in the Qur’an) reflect his scholarly interest both in contemporary Islam and in the classical tafsir (Quranic interpretation tradition.) 


Keynote Speech Title:

Towards a Middle Ground: Preventive Reform as an Alternative to War between Rulers and Ruled


François Burgat




A political scientist and arabist, François Burgat is Senior Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, presently responsible of the ERC research programm When Autoritarism Fails in the Arab World WAFAW (2013-2017) at IREMAM (Aix en Provence). He has lectured  across the world for a wide range of Academic institutions or think tanks such as the World Economic Forum, NATO, European Union, etc. A permanent resident in the Middle East for over 22 years, he has taught and researched at the University of Constantine, Algeria (1973-1980), at the French CEDEJ in Cairo (1989-1993), then as the director of the French Centre for Archaeology and Social Sciences in Sana'a, Yemen (1997-2003), at the IREMAM (Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman) in Aix-en-Provence (2003-2008) then as the director of the Institut Français du Proche Orient (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Irak) based in Damascus (2008-2012) then Beyrouth (2012-2013).


Keynote Speech Title:

Governance in the Time of the Syria Crisis



Kaltham Ali Al-Ghanim


Dr Kaltham Ali Al-Ghanim is associate professor of sociology at Qatar University since 1995  and director of center for humanities and social sciences in the college of art and sciences in Qatar University since September 2014.  She has carried field research related to culture and human development. She is Author of three specialized academic books and numerous papers in areas of interest such as domestic violence, marriage, and gender roles. Her interests cover a wide range of issues including woman studies, Social problems, sustainable development, local oral history, culture, folklore and  heritage. Currently, she leads several research projects funded by various national and international institutions. Dr. Kaltham has relationships with many national, regional and international institutions as expert in socio-cultural  studies and human development.


Keynote Speech Title:

On Family and Consanguineous Marriage


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