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Public Lecture: Islamic Education in the Intellectual Panorama of Turkey’s Higher Education: Ottoman Heritage, Recent Developments and Challenges

Speaker: Professor Dr. Alparslan Acikgenc Chairperson, Department of Philosophy & Director, Graduate School of Social Sciences Yildiz Technical University Istanbul, Turkey

Day/Date/Time: Thursday, 03 April 2014, 02:30pm

Venue: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia

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About the Speaker

Professor AÇIKGENÇ is presently Chair Person of the Department of Philosophy at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. He earned his at Ph.D. at The University of Chicago (1983); M.A. at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (1977) and B.A. at Ankara University (1974).

He has held the following Positions
• Director, Graduate School of Social Sciences, YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, 2010-2014
• HE TAUGHT AT DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES, including The Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) 1983-1994 ;  Fatih university (Istanbul); as well as at ISTAC (Kuala Lumpur) from 1991-1999.

He was elected as an Honorary Member of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences (1991), and presently awarded as a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA). Professor AÇIKGENÇ has many publications among which the most recent book is Islamic Scientific Tradition in History (Kuala Lumpur: IKIM, 2012). Most of his works are in different areas of philosophy including epistemology, philosophy of science and history of philosophy.



2:00pm – 2:30pm Registration of participants

2:30pm – 2:35pm Welcoming Remarks by the Moderator, Associate Professor Dr. Mohamed Azam bin Mohamed Adil, Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia

2:35pm - 2:40pm Opening Remarks by Professor Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding Chairman and CEO, IAIS Malaysia

2:40pm – 3:40pm Presentation by Professor Alparslan ACIKGENC

3:40pm – 4:40pm Open discussion and Q&A session 

4:40pm Concluding remarks by the moderator and adjourn the seminar


Admission is FREE, all are welcome to attend.


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Contact Information

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