Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies
First Annual Conference

Islam, the West, and Radicalism

15 February 2018

Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey UK

The Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London invites you to the 2018 Annual CIWAS Conference on the theme of ‘Islam, the West, and Radicalism’.

Recent years have seen new waves of political Islamic revival in West Asian and Islamic societies, the re-emergence of sectarian struggles, and a further development of radical ideologies in the region. The growing number of organised Islamic groups which, in West Asia, represent diverse political goals, are generating tensions beyond the borders of the region. These groups and religio-political dynamics are still not fully understood by academic and policy-making communities. This year’s conference theme engages the question of the role ‘the west’ has played in the on-going violence, and what influence these developments are having on western communities.

This first Annual Conference of the Centre of Islamic and West Asian Studies offers an opportunity to address these questions from different and original perspectives.

Please register for tickets here.