The first seminar "Islamic Discourse and Modern Issues" starts today, Monday, and will take place from 18 to 22 January at the Euro-Arab Foundation. This seminar is part of the series belonging to the Chair of Studies in Islamic Civilization which includes 5 seminars and will take place between January and June, 2016.

The Euro-Arab Foundation launches the first seminar series within the framework of the "Chair of Studies in Islamic Civilization and Renewal of Religious Thought". These seminars are offered under the auspices of the Mominoun Without Borders Foundation and in collaboration with Granada Institute for Higher Education and Research.

First Seminar of the series, "Islamic Discourse and Modern Issues"

The seminar is imparted in Granada, at the Euro-Arab Foundation's headquarters, from Monday, 18th, to Friday, 22nd, of January, 2016. It features important experts: the prestigious Arabist Pedro Martínez Montávez; Carmen Ruiz Bravo-Villasante, Professor of Arab Studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid; Ahmed El Khamlichi, Former Judge of the Court of Appeal  and President of the Regional Court (1960-1970) as well as Chairman of Dar Al-Hadith Al-Hassania Foundation in Rabat; and Mohamed Bensalah, coordinator of the Chair of Studies in Islamic Civilization and Renewal of Religious Thought and Lecturer at the University of Mohamed VI in Rabat.

All relevant information regarding the seminar as well as the registration form can be downloaded from this page.

The five seminars which comprise this series will take place in Granada between January and June, 2016, at the Euro-Arab Foundation's headquarters, in the form of lectures and debates. Their main aim is to analyze and debate over contemporary issues related to Islam, Arab-Islamic world and Europe, issues dealt with in academic studies and subject of international debates.

These seminars will provide participants with the necessary tools for the analysis of subjects like contemporary or modern Islamic discourses, Islamic feminism, Islam in Europe, Modern Arab and Islamic thought, as well as Political Islam in Arab-Islamic and Occidental societies. The Chair hosts a broad range of specialists of great renown, both researchers and teaching staff, from European and Arab universities.

Work hours: 20 hours each seminar (100 hours the whole 5 seminars)

Duration: From January to June, 2016

Schedule: 17h00 to 21h00 from Mondays to Thursdays; Fridays from 10h00 to 14h00

Registration fees: 35€ the whole series (5 seminars), 10€ each seminar

Number of places offered: 30 places

Registration: Obligatory for the whole Seminar Series till January, 16 (registration form is available at the Euro-Arab Foundation's website: who are interested in a particular seminar can register in it till two days before its starting date. In order to finalize the registration process, you should print, sign and send the payment receipt to the following email address: ( )

Accreditation: The Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies will give a Certificate of Achievement to students who attend minimum 80% of the sessions.

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