Ibn Haldun University

Muslim Future Thinkers Forum

5 October 2018, Friday:

Opening Ceremony

10:00 – 14:00 Arrivals & Registration
14:00 – 15:00 Welcoming Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Opening Ceremony

Recitation of Verses from Holy Qur’an

Opening Remarks:

  • Professor Dr. Recep Şentürk, President of Ibn Haldun University
  • H.E. Ambassador Elshad Iskandarov, President of ICYF-DC
  • H.E. Mr. Yasin Kartoğlu, Mayor of Başakşehir Municipality
  • Professor İrfan Gündüz, Chairman of BoT, Ibn Haldun University

Key-note Speech:

  • H.E Ibrahim Kalın, Spokesperson of Presidency of Republic of Turkey
17:00 – 18:00 Welcoming Cocktail
Saturday, 06 October 2018: Panels
09:00 – 10:00 Cocktail
10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: Recalling the Ummah: Imagining a Global Muslim Community

Speakers:

  • Mustapha Kamal Pasha, Aberystwyth University
  • Yaqoob Ahmed, Istanbul University
  • Ermin Sinanovic, IIIT,
  • İsmail Yaylacı, İstanbul Şehir University

Moderator:

  • Elmaddin Mehdiyev, ICYF-DC
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30 Panel 2: Envisioning the Future of the Islamic Civilization in Historical Perspective

Speakers:

  • Heba Raouf Ezzat, Ibn Haldun University
  • Abdullahil Ahsan, Istanbul Şehir University
  • M. Zahit Atçıl, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Moderator:

Ahmet Alibasic, University of Sarajevo

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch/Prayer
14:30 – 16:00 Panel 3: The Spectre of Sectarianism and the Ethics of Disagreement in Islamic Tradition

Speakers:

  • Mehmet Ali Büyükkara, İstanbul Şehir University
  • Nasser Hadian, Tehran University
  • Mahmut Erol Kılıç, Amb. of Indonesia
  • Elchin Askerov, ICYF-DC

Moderator:

  • Sümeyye Parıldar, Istanbul University
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:45 Panel 4: Islamophobia, Racism and Human Rights

Speakers:

  • Farid Hafez, University of Salzburg
  • Hatem Bazian, University of California Berkeley
  • Engy Abdelkader, Georgetown University
  • Seyyid Javad Miri, University of Sharif in Tehran

Moderator:

  • Abdula Manafi Mutualo, ICYF-DC
17:45 – 18:30 Academic Editing Committee
Sunday, 07 October 2018:

Panels & Closing Ceremony

09:00 – 10:00 Cocktail
10:00 – 11:30 Panel 5: Empowering the Muslim Youth: Current Patterns, Future Prospects

Speakers:

  • Waleed Fekry Faris, International Islamic University of Malaysia
  • Neslihan Çevik, Researcher
  • Asma Mustapha Khan, The Turning Point

Moderator:

  • Enes Yalman, Ibn Haldun University
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30 Panel 6: Palestine: Facing New Challenges, Preparing for Future

Speakers:

  • Sami Al-Arian, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University
  • Berdal Aral, Istanbul Medeniyet University
  • Hassan Ben Imran, Researcher
  • Abdallah Mahmoud Khasib, Birzeit University

Moderator:

  • Ahmet Halit Hatip, ICYF-DC
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch/Prayer
14:30 – 15:30 Academic Editing Committee
15:30 – 17:00 Closing Ceremony

  • Presentation of Academic Outcomes by Assc. Prof. Ismail Yaylacı, Academic Coordinator of MFTF

Key-note Speeches:

  • Prof. Dr. Recep Şentürk, President of Ibn Haldun University
  • H.E. Ambassador Elshad Iskandarov, President of ICYF- DC
  • H.E. Mr. Bilal Erdoğan, Vice Chairman of BoT, Ibn Haldun University