Co-IRIS at WOCMES Seville 2018


The Co-IRIS team will participate at this year’s World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) in Seville, Spain. We are very proud that one of our founders, Dr. Raffaele Mauriello, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee. The Co-IRIS has a symposium composed of 5 panels and 1 meeting-in-conjunction.

SY-11: Co-IRIS: Islam and International Relations

Organized by:
Nassef Manabilang Adiong, University of the Philippines Diliman,
Raffaele Mauriello, Allameh Tabataba’i University, and
Deina Abdelkader, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Panel 1. Islamic Law and International Law II (1/5)
Wednesday, 18th July 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Room: 203
Chair: Nassef Manabilang Adiong

Miguel Ángel Fernández Fernández, Universidad de Granada: ‘Erdogan: toward the Sunni leadership‘.

Husnul Amin, International Islamic University – Iqbal Int. Inst. for Research and Dialogue: ‘Islamic political parties through the lens of their electoral manifestoes in Pakistan‘.

Nicole Beckmann Tessel, The University of Chicago: ‘Ottomans and afsharid negotiations to the treaty of Kerden (1746)

Wardah Alkatiri, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya: ‘Ijtihad for the planet and a postmodern critique of the modern nation-State‘.

MIC-5. Meeting of Co-IRIS: Islam and International Relations
This event is open to public participation.
Wednesday, 18th July 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Venue: University Board Meeting Room

Panel 2. Islamic Law and International Law I (2/5)
Wednesday, 18th July 2018
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Room: 209
Chair: Nassef Manabilang Adiong

Nassef Manabilang Adiong, University of the Philippines Diliman: ‘Muslim views on the “International‘.

Tahar Abbou, University of Adrar: ‘War prisoners in Islam and in the International Law: a comparative study’.

Badry Roswitha, Freiburg University: ‘Recognition of the Human Rights of sexual minorities as an ongoing contentious issue – a look at the situation in Arab countries‘.

Radhika Kanchana, Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI): ‘How do Muslim countries treat their “outsiders”? Islamic practice on naturalisation and the relationship with International Law and norms‘.

Liyakat Takim, McMaster University: ‘Islam and democracy‘.

Panel 3. Diplomacy in Islam: past and present (3/5)
Thursday, 19th July 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Room: 109
Chair: Raffaele Mauriello

Laila Dandachi, University of Vienna: ‘The significance of Islamic arms and armour in diplomatic encounters between the Habsburg monarchy and the Islamic Empires in the Early Modern Period‘.

Raffaele Mauriello, Allameh Tabatabai University: ‘Looking at diplomacy in Islam from the Islamic Republic of Iran: the perspective from the Iranian academia‘.

Heidarali Masoudi, Shahid Beheshti University: ‘Islamic metaphors in Iranian diplomatic rhetoric‘.

Hsiu-Ping Bao, National Chengchi University: ‘“Revival of Islam” and “Establishment of the Nation”: the public diplomacy of Hui Muslims to the Middle East during the Sino-Japanese war (1937-1945)‘.

Victoria Araj, University of Bradford: ‘Post-Islamism as a response to the double-security dilemma: a case study of the Justice and Development Party (AKP)‘.

Amjad Al-Dajani: ‘Sheikh al-Islam of the British Isles, Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam‘.

Panel 4. Islam and Democracy I (4/5)
Thursday, 19th July 2018
11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room: 109
Chair: Deina Abdelkader

Ahmed Ali Salem, Zayed University: ‘Islam and democratization: a theoretical-empirical critique of Huntington’s misunderstandings‘.

Housamedden Darwish, University of Cologne and University of Duisburg-Essen: ‘Islam and democracy in the thought of Sadik J. al-Azm‘.

Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Ibn Khaldun University: ‘Democracy and Islam in modern Turkey‘.

Deina Abdelkader, University of Massachusetts Lowell: ‘Old wine in new bottles: the Muslim Brothers and the limits of secularism‘.

Panel 5. Islam and Democracy II (5/5)
Thursday, 19th July 2018
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Room: 114
Chair: Deina Abdelkader

Iraj Esmailpour Ghoochani & Tilman Weinig, Inside Out: ‘Picture-thinking-consciousness as a radical solution for the radical Islam‘.

Rajeesh Kumar, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi: ‘Islamist political movements and democratic discourse‘.

Haldun Karahanli, Ibn Haldun University: ‘The predicament of democracy: the modernicate and the untransmutated Islamicate‘.

Naveed Sheikh, Keele University: ‘Is Islam hostile to democratization? The normative questions revisited‘.

Muhammad Ahmad, Institute of Information Technology-Abbottabad. COMSATS: ‘Religion, democracy and electoral politics in Pakistan (1988-2013)‘.

This is the second time that Co-IRIS participated at WOCMES. The first one was held in Ankara, Turkey.

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