9 May 2012
The second annual Islam and the West Lecture
Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony's College) and also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, (Qatar), Mundiapolis University (Morocco) and Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan).
He holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva. In Cairo, Egypt he received one-on-one intensive training in classic Islamic scholarship from Al-Azhar University scholars. Through his writings and lectures Tariq has contributed to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world. He is active at academic and grassroots levels lecturing extensively throughout the world on theology, ethics, social justice, ecology and interfaith as well intercultural dialogue. He is President of the European think tank: European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels.
Latest books: The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East Penguin (Spring 2012); The Quest for Meaning, Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism Penguin (2010); What I believe OUP USA (2009); Radical Reform, Islamic Ethics and Liberation OUP USA (2008). Website : http://www.tariqramadan.com