IUR contributes to symposium of University of Oxford (UK)
In the second week of December, from 3rd to 7th, 2017, The University of Oxford organized a symposium which IUR participated with the presentation of mr. Ertugrul Gokcekuyu entitled ‘Presence of Muslim Identity in politics: Peace or Conflict?’. The symposium lasted three days and was held in the original building of the university, the so called ‘University Church of St Mary the Virgin’.
Tens of academicians presented their research findings during the three-days symposium. Gokcekuyu on his turn presented about his PhD research concerning ‘the Muslim Identity‘. Namely, wat this identity exactly is and whether the presence of a muslim identity within the democratic institutions can be multidimensional. Eventually, the research of Gokcekuyu aims to answer the question whether the presence of this muslim identity contributes to conflict or otherwise to social peace.
Recently has been published, in the context of this theme, the academic article of Prof. dr. A. Akgündüz & drs. E. Gökcekuyu in ‘The Muslim World’, entitled “The Ottoman Sociopolitical Impact on the West during the European Reformation” (The Muslim World, 2017, Volume 107, Issue 4). Also the new book “Islamic Private Law” of Prof. dr. Akgunduz was published in the Dutch language (ISBN: 978-94-91898-11-2). Available at: https://www.iurpress.nl/nl/home/44-islamic-public-law-9789491898112.html)