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News from the Centre
The team at the Centre wish all of our friends and colleagues a relaxing and well-deserved Summer break. There are no events for the next three months – we will resume activities, online and in-person, in the Autumn.
However if you want to look back over the past year’s varied events then all of the 2020-21 CIS event videos are available on our ‘videos and podcasts’ page.
The new term CIS Public Talks start off with Melissa Gatter on “Time, Power, and Aid: Book talk and discussion on displacement in Jordan, Spain, Morocco, and Bangladesh‘.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Amira Bennison has agreed to take over as Director of the Centre.
On 8th December Alwaleed Philanthropies “Global” launched a new global initiative to spearhead cross-cultural understanding called the Alwaleed Cultural Network.
The inaugural ceremony was held at Al Diriyah, Al-Turaif District on 08 December 2022, hosted Guest of Honour, His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al-Saud, Minister of Culture, and over 100 guests.
The Alwaleed Cultural Network patrons of the academic, arts, and culture ecosystem include the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University (USA), University of Cambridge (UK), Georgetown University (USA), University of Edinburgh (UK), American University in Cairo (Egypt), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), Oxford University Museums (UK), and Pergamon Museum, Berlin (Germany).
About the Centre
The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge is a research and outreach centre that aims to promote a constructive and critical understanding of the role of Islam and Muslims in wider society. One important focus of our work is Muslims in the UK and Europe, although we are also interested in Islam and Muslim communities in other parts of the world. We aspire, through rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, to disseminate knowledge and facilitate informed discussion between academics, policy-makers, the media, business and the public with an interest in Islam in the contemporary world.
The Centre of Islamic Studies is part of the University of Cambridge and is supported by a generous donation from Alwaleed Philanthropies.