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Peace and Islamic Law: MEMO in conversation with Kaleem Hussein

Using Afghanistan, Palestine-Israel and Kashmir as case studies we'll discuss how Islamic law is often misconstrued and mis-represented in the media

June 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Kaleem Hussein as we discuss his book ‘Peace and Reconciliation in International and Islamic Law‘ and how the sources of international law and Islamic Law help or hinder the pathway towards peace and reconciliation in selected conflicts.

Focusing on Afghanistan, Palestine-Israel and Kashmir, we will discuss how the depiction, interpretation and understanding of Islamic law is often misconstrued and mis-represented across many mainstream media platforms. While also looking at the role of religion and faith in the process of conflict resolution, de-escalation of violence, conflict transformation, as well as creative non-violent contributions that can be inculcated through the prism of interfaith and intra-faith dialogue in the peacebuilding process.

Hussain is a British writer, multi-disciplinary change management consultant and geo-political observer with an interest in the intersection of religion in public life, politics and international relations as well as programmes and initiatives fostering peaceful coexistence and reconciliation at a national and international level.

He is an Honorary Fellow at the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham, and at the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (Muslim Heritage).

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Global Diplomatic Forum Alumnus, and a Risk Assistance Network Exchange (RANE) Analyst. He completed his LLB Law (Honours), LLM in International Economic Law at the University of Warwick and a PDLGM at Warwick Business School.

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