The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) in collaboration with the Euro Arab Foundation for Higher Studies will organize two public lectures this week in the field of “Critical Thinking in Islamic Studies”. This event comes in parallel with the summer school held in 1-5 June 2015 in Granada, Spain.
The first public lecture on “Critical Thinking vis-à-vis the Higher Objectives of Preserving Religion: the Meanings and the Goals of Critical Thinking” will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2015. Mr Chauki Lazhar, CILE Deputy Director; Dr Mu’taz Al-Khatib, Assistant Professor at CILE; Dr Salman Sayyid, Professor at Leeds University and Dr Hatem Bazian, Senior Lecturer at University of California—Berkeley will participate in this lecture. Dr Tariq Ramdan, CILE Executive Director and Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford will moderate the public lecture.
The second lecture, held on Thursday, June 5, 2015, will tackle the concept of Shari`a and its contemporary applications under the title: “Shari’a for free societies: an ethical approach”. The participants include Dr Tariq Ramadan, Dr Salman Sayyid, Dr Hatem Bazian in addition to Dr Mohamed El Moctar El-Shinqiti, Associate Professor at CILE. The lecture will be moderated by Dr Ramon Grosfoguel, Associate Professor at University of California—Berkeley.
The two lectures will be given in English at 6:00 pm at the premises of Euro Arab Foundation in Granada.