IIIT Summer School completed at IUS

European Summer School of International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) ended on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. The Summer School titled Muslims in Europe: Challenges of Pluralism was held at the premises of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS).

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Alibašić, Director of CNS and Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Gursel, Vice Rector of the IUS addressed the students and handed them certificates of participation. The official part of the summer school ended with talks and impressions of participants during a cocktail.

The program of European Summer School was primarily designed for students of postgraduate and doctoral studies who wish to gain more information and become familiar with modern approaches in the fields of Islamic sciences, Humanities and Social sciences.

During 80 hours of the program, from 10-24, August, participants had the opportunity to present their research projects at the workshops and participate in discussions during the breaks between sessions, despite the presence of lectures or renowned experts in fields. Also, in addition to visits to monuments of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the participants visited the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial, a tourist destination in Herzegovina such as Mostar.

Participants had the opportunity to listen to lectures by eminent professors of contemporary Islamic thought, and members of the academic community who are using a modern approach to treating Islam and Muslims in different places of the globe. The program brought together speakers such as Dr. Ahmet Alibašić, Dr. Johnatan Brown, Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule, Dr. Fikret Karcic, Dr. Jorgen Nielsen, Dr. Fathi Malkawi, Dr. Ziaudin Sardar, Dr. Yaqub Mirza, Dr. Ermin Sinanovic.

Center for Advanced Studies in cooperation with the London Office of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and the European Institute of Epistemological Studies in Brussels and Fairfax Institute in the United States organized this summer school for the third time. The International University of Sarajevo hosted this year’s European school as well as the previous years.