After two summer schools in 2013 and 2014 under the titles of “Transformation of Muslim World in the 21st Century” and “State and Society in Muslim World”, the main theme for the 3rd Summer School is “Social Justice and Poverty in Muslim World”.
In the contemporary Muslim world, the issue of social justice and poverty awaits special attention and solutions. Most Muslim countries experience and suffer from wars and colonial pressures, which results in increasing degree of poverty. This being the case, social justice is becoming a more important and vital issue of analysis. In addition, the concept of social justice cannot be realized apart from eradicating the problem of poverty on a global scale. For Muslims and non-Muslim alike, it is vital to analyze these socio-political processes from a historical perspective, tracing the reasons for poverty in the Muslim world. For this purpose, Scientific Studies Association (ILEM) cordially invites researchers from around the world to share their intellectual experience in the 3rd International ILEM Summer School held on August 1-9, 2015 at Konya. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
Only graduate students can participate in the program. Applications must be completed through this online form. The program is limited to 45 participants. Travel fees of some selected participants and accommodation of all participants will be covered by the organizational committee. The language of the program is English.
LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS WITHIN THE PROGRAM:
1. Redefining Social Justice in Muslim World: In this workshop, social justice as a phenomenon and its reflections throughout Muslim world will be discussed. The phenomenon will then be ‘redefined’ according to the status of contemporary Muslim world.
2. Problems of Poverty in Muslim World: Poverty is a problem that grows in parallel with the issue of social justice. In this workshop, the relation between the two parties, different rates of poverty and the reality of poverty in Muslim world will be dealt with.
3. Socio-Economic Inequalities and Stratification in Muslim World: With a certain and unbalanced economic growth in some Muslim countries, Stratification as a problem has begun to arise often. This workshop will host participants debating on contemporary socio-economic inequalities between people in Muslim world.
Abstract Submission: March 31, 2015
Declaration of Abstract Acceptance: April 10, 2015
Submission of Full Texts: June 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptances: June 30, 2015
Announcement of the Schedule: July 10, 2015