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International Conference "The Otherness and Beyond"

 東京外国語大学アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所では、来る 2009年12月5日(土) ・ 6日(日) に国際会議 "The Otherness and Beyond:Dynamism between Group Formation and Identity in Modern Muslim Societies" を開催いたします。イスラーム世界と欧米の関係、宗派・民族紛争など、グローバリゼーションの進む現代社会の抱える諸問題を、「他者性」をキーワードに根源に立ち返って考え直そうとするものです。なお、この国際会議は文部科学省特別研究教育経費による中東イスラーム研究教育プロジェクト(2005 - 09年度)の最後を飾るものとなります。
 参加される方は、11月26日(木)までに 1. お名前、2. ご所属、3. レセプション(5日夜)の出欠を
e-mail で、中東イスラーム研究教育プロジェクト事務局 (meis[a]、[a] はアットマーク) へお申し込みください。

 なお、会場 (東京外国語大学アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所3階大会議室、東京都府中市朝日町 3-11-1) については、こちら のページをご覧ください。

 This is an announcement on the International Conference “the Otherness and Beyond:Dynamism between Group Formation and Identity in Modern Muslim Societies”, which will be held on 5th and 6th December 2009 at Research Institute for Lang usages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
 Those who will attend the conference, please send an e-mail to the office of Middle East Studies Project at TUFS (e-mail: meis[at] and let us know a. Your name, b. Your organization, and c. Attendance/absence at the reception (Saturday evening) before 26th November.
 We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference.

 For the venue of the conference please look at our website.

International Symposium
The Otherness and Beyond
Dynamism between Group Formation and Identity
in Modern Muslim Societies

December 5th - 6th, 2009

The Research and Educational Project for Middle East and Islamic Studies
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Day one

13:00-13:15  Opening Addresses

13:15-15:30  Session one:

Sectarianism in Lebanon and Syria: From its Creation and Exacerbation toward Resolution

 Hidemitsu Kuroki (ILCAA)
    "Too Many Others: Emergence of a Millet for the Greek Catholics in the Eighteenth
     and Nineteenth Centuries"

 Ussama Makdisi (Rice University)
    "Demystifying Sectarianism: A Historical view"

 Aida Kanafani-Zahar (CNRS)
    "Two ‘Reconciliations’ in Mirror: About Conflict Management Procedures, Lebanon"

  Chair: Takayuki Yoshimura (ILCAA)

16:00-18:15  Session two:

Otherness, Ethnicity, and Identity: The Cases of Iran, Turkey, and Pakistan

 Touraj Atabaki (Leiden University)
    "When a Crow Turned into a Nightingale: The Magic of Appropriating the Other"

 Martin Van Bruinessen (Utrecht University)
    "Turkey's AKP Government and its Engagement with the Alevis and the Kurds"

 So Yamane (Osaka University)
    "The Rise of New Madrasas and the Transformation of Tribal Leadership in FATA,

  Chair: Nobuaki Kondo (ILCAA)

18:30-20:30  Reception

Day Two

10:00-12:30  Session Three:

Emerging Public Sphere and the Otherness

 Hsain Ilahiane (University of Kentucky)
    "Land Ownership and the Seeds of Socio-political Transformations in
     South-central Morocco"

 Keiko Takaki (J.F. Oberlin University)
    "Al-Alawi Sufi Tariqa and Public Spheres in Algeria and in Europe: The Otherness
     and Beyond in the Tariqa Activities"

 Katsumi Okuno (Kyoto Bunkyo University)
    "To Whom ‘Nubia’ Belongs : Ethnicity and Personal Identity"

 Takashi Kawabata (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan)
    "Branding Malaysia as the Global Halal Hub: Reflections on Islamism,
     Ethno-nationalism and Nation-building"

  Chair: Masayuki Akahori (Sophia University, Japan)

14:00-16:30  Session Four:

Islam and Modern Western Civilization

 Masato Iizuka (ILCAA)
    "In Quest of 'True' Islam: How Modern Arab Thinkers Redefine Islamic Identity
     in Relation to ‘Western’ Civilization"

 Nathan J. Brown (George Washington University)
    "Consensus and Cacophony: Emerging Debates about Constitutionalism and Shari'a
     in Sunni Islam"

 Yasuyuki Matsunaga (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    "Human Rights and the New Jurisprudence in Mohsen Kadivar's Advocacy of
     New-Thinker Islam"

 Mehrzad Boroujerdi (Syracuse University)
    "Javad Tabatabai’s Philosophical Account of Iranian Historical Decadence:
     A Critical Assessment"

  Chair: Keiko Sakai (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

17:00-18:00  General Discussion

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