Public Talks & Workshops

The Centre of Islamic Studies organises public talks and lectures on themes of topical and scholarly interest reflecting current issues in the Islamic world.

CIS Public Talks

The CIS Public Talks series addresses political, cultural, literary and artistic issues from the contemporary Middle East and the wider Muslim world. Our speakers are established academics, journalists, activists and artists who will share their insights and be happy to receive questions from the audience.

The talks are free and open to the public.
Venue (Covid-permitting!): Rooms 8/9 in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies on Sidgwick Avenue – otherwise these are available via Zoom.

Our talks for the coming Summer term will be:

20/05/2021 – Dr Glenn Robinson on ‘Global Jihad – A Brief History

3/06/2021 – Dr Hisham Hellyer on The New Geopolitics of the Middle East – Back to the Future?

10/6/2021 – Professor Ziad Elmarsaf – on Esoteric Islam in Modern French Thought

For information on our talks in the last term see here