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The Umma in International Relations: Presence and Effectiveness

Ummatics Colloquium: The Umma in International Relations: Presence and Effectiveness

The relative decline of the US as a global hegemon and the rising system-level power competition with China-Russia have caused conflicts and instability in different parts of the world. During such a transition, competing superpowers seek to forge new alliances to increase their global influence. At the same time, most Muslim-majority countries witness internal instability coupled with a rising role of Islam in politics. The assumed public urge for Ummatic representation and the opportunities that the system-level transition is creating represent the opportune moment to discuss the role of a transnational Ummatic agency.

Dr. Nadia M Mostafa, an Emeritus Professor at Cairo University and a leading figure in establishing the Islamic Civilizational Paradigm in International Relations, will speak on the Umma as a unit and level of analysis as well as activation in international relations. Following her presentation, Dr. Medhat Maher, the Director of Al-Hadara Center of Studies and Research, will connect the theoretical discussion to current world events to explain the applications and possible opportunities for the effectiveness of the Umma as an actor on the international stage.

Note: Bilingual session with live interpretation (Arabic-English)

Time: Saturday, Nov 25, 2023 11AM Eastern
Presenters: • Dr. Nadia M Mostafa, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, Cairo University

  • Dr. Medhat Maher, Director of Al-Hadara Center of Studies and Research
    Moderator: Dr. Usaama al-Azami

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