Conference: Islam and Democracy. Exploring the Strategies of Political Islam

The Cordoba Foundation

Exploring the Strategies of Political Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Contribution

On the back of a trending upsurge in interest and critique of political Islam following the Arab Spring, and particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, this timely conference seeks to unpick the nature and manifestation of political Islam in Britain today. The conference will principally explore whether the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood is congruent with the values and principles of democracy; the orientation of the Brotherhood towards violence, extremism and radicalisation in Britain and abroad; the repressive measures targeting the group globally, and the increasing pressure placed on the political space by more extremist actors such as al-Qa’ida and ISIS.

Speakers (LATEST):

Leading academics, experts and scholars, including:

Prof. John Esposito – Georgetown University, USA

Prof. George Joffé – Kings College, London

Prof. Rosemary Hollis – City University

Prof. Yasin Aktay – Deputy Chairman, AK PartyTurkey

Jeremy Corbyn – MP for Islington North, London

Dr Maha Azzam – Egyptians Abroad for Democracy

Dr Anas Altikriti – The Cordoba Foundation

Dr Madawi Rashid – London School of Economics

Victoria Brittain – Former Associate Foreign Editor, The Guardian

Prof. Abdelwahab El-Affendi – Westminster University

Dr Barbara Zollner – Birkbeck, University of London

Mohammad Soudan – Freedom and Justice Party

Mona al-Qazzaz – Muslim Brotherhood

Oliver McTernan – Forward Thinkin

Dr Azzam Tamimi – Al-Hiwar TV

Prof. Jeffrey Haynes – London Metropolitan University

Dr Daud Abdullah – Middle East Monitor

Toby Cadman – Nine Bedford Row, London

Dr Omar el-Hamdoon – Muslim Association of Britain

Thu 12 February, 2015

Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum
97 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DN

Nearest tube: Gloucester Road.

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