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Trends, Trajectories and Prospects of Political Islam: An African Perspective – By Professor Hussein Solomon

April 30, 2014

Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP)

Africa Seminar Series No.7

TRENDS, TRAJECTORIES AND PROSPECTS OF POLITICAL ISLAM:
AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

By Professor Hussein Solomon

University of the Free State, South Africa

Date/Time: Friday, 9 May 2014, 13:00-14:30

Venue: Conference Room, OSIPP Building 6F, Toyonaka Campus

Language: English

Registration:Not required

Inquiries:Virgil Hawkins, OSIPP (hawkins@osipp.osaka-u.ac.jp)

About the seminar:
This seminar explores the issue of political Islam on the African continent, particular in areas of political tension and armed conflict. After giving us an overview of the issue at hand, Professor Solomon will introduce and discuss the cases of Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, political Islam in Sudan, and Al Shabab in Somalia. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session.

About the speaker:
Hussein Solomon is a senior professor in the Department of Political Science, University of the Free State, South Africa. His research interests include conflict and conflict resolution in Africa, and religious fundamentalism. His most recent book is Jihad: A South African Perspective (Sun Press, 2013). He is also a captain in the Reserve Force of the South African Air Force, and is an active member of the Southern African Centre for Collaboration on Peace and Security (SACCPS) network.

Interested in studying at the University of the Free State,
South Africa?

Professor Solomon will speak informally over lunch about the University of
the Free State, and possibilities of pursuing studies there.

Date/Time: Friday, 9 May 2014, 12:15-12:50 (before the seminar)

Venue: Conference Room, OSIPP Building 6F, Toyonaka Campus

Language: English

Registration:Not required

Lunch:You are welcome to bring it!

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