Annual Report 2011/12

The 2011/12 annual report is a comprehensive report on the Centre of Islamic Studies’ activities throughout the preceding year. The annual report provides information about the Centre’s research, events, visiting academics and partner organisations activities.

Download the CIS Annual Report 2011-12.

The year 2011/12 saw the Centre develop and deepen its key initiatives. The Alwaleed Centres meeting in February 2012 at Harvard University enabled CIS to connect with colleagues in the United States and the Middle East to learn more about their programmes. A successful ‘Cambridge in Morocco’ visit took fourteen scholars from Cambridge to partner scholars in three Moroccan universities in a joint programme of talks and round table discussions. This visit served as a platform for further strengthening the Centre’s relationship with Morocco and the development of a plan to sign a three year agreement with The Moroccan-British Society and the British Council, Rabat to launch a series of workshops, symposia and conferences on Morocco, as well as academic exchanges involving scholars and graduate students in both directions. In May 2012 Professor Suleiman led a delegation of Cambridge scholars on a ‘Cambridge in China’ visit for a joint symposium involving Arabic and Middle Eastern specialists from Peking University and other universities in Beijing. One of the highlights of the academic year was the joint conference ‘Acknowledging a Shared Past to Build a Shared Future: Rethinking Muslim non-Muslim Relations’ in which the British Council, USA took the lead.