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Monthly Seminar: Ibn Khaldun in the 21st Century: Is He Still Relevant?

A Talk by Dr Farid Al-Attas
Monday 2nd  October 2023
6.00 P.M. – 7.30 P.M. (LONDON TIME)

Venue: The Islamic College 133 High Road Willesden Green NW102SW

Speaker: Dr Farid Al-Attas

Title of the talk: Ibn Khaldun in the 21st Century: Is He Still Relevant?

Date: Monday, 2nd October 2023

Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Syed Farid Alatas is Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Visiting Professor at the Department of Anthropology & Sociology at the University of Malaya. He also headed the Department of Malay Studies at NUS from 2007 till 2013. Prior to joining NUS he taught at the University of Malaya in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies. In the early 1990s, he was a Research Associate at the Women and Human Resource Studies Unit, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Alatas has authored numerous books and articles, including Applying Ibn Khaldun: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology (Routledge, 2014), and (with Vineeta Sinha) Sociological Theory Beyond the Canon (Palgrave, 2017); “Political Economies of Knowledge Production: On and Around Academic Dependency”, Journal of Historical Sociology 35, 1(2022): 14-23; and “Knowledge Hegemonies and Autonomous Knowledge”, Third World Quarterly (published online: 04 Oct 2022). His areas of interest are social theory, religion and reform, the sociology of Islam,  intra- and inter-religious dialogue, and the study of Eurocentrism.

FEE: None.

OPEN TO: All are welcome!

VENUE: 133 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SW (please walk down St. Andrews Road to the building past the carpark)

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