Promoting Academic Exchange

Guest Seminars Oxford to Doha

CISOQ provides liaison support for Oxford academics working with the CIS, Doha. Fellows from the Middle East Centre of St Antony’s College together with representatives from the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford and the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies have participated in two seminar workshops hosted by the CIS in Doha on the themes:

Guest Seminars Oxford

CISOQ has brought together over 20 academics from institutions in Oxford, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand to explore contemporary challenges to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue in South East Asia, with specific emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives. Key collaborators were St Antony’s College Asian Studies Center; Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies; and Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Our College Warden opened this 2-day international workshop and one of our College Fellows, Dr Matthew Walton, updated an evening public audience on the latest thought-provoking issues surrounding ‘Closing Myanmar’s Pandora’s Box: Resolving the Buddhist-Muslim Conflict’.

CISOQ promotes exchange with other Oxford centres: The programme has jointly hosted and organised with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies a weekly guest lecture series on PDF icon Islamic Ethics: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives with guest speakers from across the UK and further afield.