Archives for the ‘ Politics ’ Category

Globalization and its Discontents

By • Oct 17th, 2023 • Category: Lectures, Politics

Globalization has reached the farthest corners of the world; it affects and fundamentally shapes our everyday life. Globalization is nothing new (as it has a long history dating back to the Silk Road); what is new is perhaps the high rate of globalization we have witnessed in the past few decades- thanks to rapid advancements in transportation and communication technologies. The rapid pace of globalization has created numerous challenges for national governments; it has also induced a rising backlash against it all around the world. Yet by all indications, globalization is here to stay, and humanity has to come up with ways to deal with its consequences and discontents. In this presentation, we will discuss the different dimensions of globalization (economic, political and cultural), and the challenges it has created for humanity.

Imam Ali: The Champion of Good Governance

By • Jun 8th, 2020 • Category: Islam, Lectures, Politics

Throughout the Islamic history, Imam Ali has been recognized as the champion of social justice. His beliefs and behavior were anchored on the idea of justice. In the early days of Islam, his followers were called “adherents of justice” (عدلیه). When he was chosen by the people as the political leader of the vast Islamic Empire, Imam Ali picked one of his trusted aides, Malik Ashtar (مالک اشتر), as the governor of Egypt. Before Malik departed for his new post, Imam Ali penned down a document and detailed how Malik should govern in Egypt. This document is an astonishing manifesto for social justice, popular rule and respect for human rights. In this presentation, we will explorer some of Imam Ali’s teachings on good governance.

Islamic Threat

By • May 29th, 2012 • Category: Lectures, Politics

Lecture Title: Islamic Threat Abstract: Fact or Fiction!? Time: March 2010 78 Minutes 18.8 Meg

America’s Challenges and Opportunities

By • Feb 4th, 2011 • Category: Lectures, Politics

Lecture title: America’s Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract: How can we achieve a more secure and peaceful World?