UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology

1st International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Muslim Societies and Cultures

April 5-6, 2017

The Department of Sociology at the University of Management and Technology is honored to share that it is bringing together scholars, activists, and students for its 1st international conference focused on facilitating nuanced discussions of issues surrounding Muslims in Pakistan and beyond.The conference aims to further an understanding of the contemporary challenges faced by members of Muslim communities across the world and to help move away from myopic perceptions of Islam. It intends to enable deep and meaningful conversations about how Islam exists in both Muslim majority settings and in places where Muslims constitute the minority. This conference comes at a time when religious intolerance is rife and we need platforms for engaging ideas that could lead to more just societies. Especially in the context of Pakistan, more conversations are needed to allow for common grounds for inter- and intra-religious harmony and growth.We have exciting discussions lined up, with presenters and participants of the conference coming together from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to the fields of Sociology, Gender Studies, Islamic Thought, Political Science, and Philosophy, Management, and from countries including the US, UK, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, Kashmir, Turkey, India, Iran, Hungary, South Africa, Croatia, and South Korea, allowing for rich discussions of the debates surrounding Muslims in the current local and transnational milieu.

For registration and more details, please contact Mommnah Asad at mommnah.asad@umt.edu.pk

The deadline for registration is 31st March, 2017.

 

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