Workshop- Islam, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalism

Workshop- Islam, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalism

Diyanet Islamic Research Institute organized a workshop on the theme, Islam, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalism on December 4, 2015.

The workshop brought together leading scholars from a diverse set of disciplines and institutions whose works explore the three themes from multiple disciplinary backgrounds. The first panel included talks by Hayrettin Yucesoy of Washington University, St. Louis on ” Sunni Political Epistemology: Reading Ibn Taymiyya Dialogically,” Himmet Taskomur of Harvard University on “Scholars Without Borders: Timurid and the Ottoman World in the Fifteenth Century,” and Huseyin Yilmaz of George Mason University on “the Contest for the Post-Abbasid Caliphate.”

In the second panel, Cengiz Sisman from University of Houston-Clear Lake presented a paper entitled, “Global Crisis, Puritanism and Prophesy: Some Observations on the Apocalyptic Relationship between Turkish Doom, Jewish Conversion and Christian Salvation in the Early Modern Word,” and a paper by Cemil Aydin from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on “Idea of the Muslim World: A Global history of Modern Muslim Internationalism.” Professor Maria Dakake, Heba El Shazli and Sumaiya Hamdani served as chairs and discussants to the workshop.