The current online study day on Shi’ism in Europe is a unique opportunity for young and senior scholars to deliberate on each other’s concerns and research outcomes in a particular collaborative atmosphere. We are honored to contribute to this first online study day on Shi’ism in collaboration with some scholars motivated by the shared objective of mapping the research agenda on Shi’a studies in some European and Middle Eastern countries. These contributions will certainly help us understand the multiple ways in which Shi’ism evolve in the European and Middle Eastern contexts. We hope that this event will facilitate scientific exchange on the contemporary Shi’ism and introduce new research ideas and collaboration opportunities between scholars of this field of study.
The conference language is English. Each speaker will present his/her paper in 20-minutes, followed by 10 minutes Q&A.
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Saudi Vision 2030, the brainchild of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to reduce the kingdom’s dependence on oil income, is coming undone. The king has stripped away the central pillar of the project. The country is becoming more autocratic and repressive. The slide toward greater repression is prompting capital flight.
Terrorism is a curse of our times that distresses the hearts of all upstanding human beings who inhabit our world. The cruelty of these assassins, has yet again, brought terror and trepidation to all, world over.The Barcelona attack appears to be yet another manifestation of the intolerant and bigoted ideology of considering one self superior than another.
Arabia Saudí ante sus desafíos
Spanish-language VANGUARDIA Dossier on Saudi Arabia (No. 61, July-September 2016).
Contributors: Paul Aarts, W. Lippman, Andrew Hammond, David Commins, Toby Matthiesen, Mansoor Moaddel, Madawi Al-Rasheed, Jean-Francois Seznec, Caroline Montagu, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Rodger Shanahan, Kenneth Weisbrode, and Rami Khoury.