3rd International ILEM Summer School Has Been Completed

International ILEM Summer School has been completed with the attendance of guest academics from over 40 countries in the world. This year, concepts of social justice and poverty have been debated by the participants under the supervision of pioneering academics like Hamid Dabashi, Ozay Mehmet and Adeel Malik.

3rd International ILEM Summer School has been organized in Konya between 1-9 of August around the concept of “Social Justice and Poverty in Muslim World”. In the event, ILEM has hosted academics and researchers from over 20 different countries.

As a tradition, International Ilem Summer School debated and criticized significant issues of the Muslim World with international academics. In the 3rd Ilem Summer School lectures have been given by globally-known academicians and in the workshop sections participants have had the chance to share their academic works. The Summer School has enabled all academics over 40 countries of the world to present their articles on an academic platform.

Within the scope of International Ilem Summer School, the concept of social justice has been debated in the lecture of “Social Justice in Contemporary Muslim World” by Hamid Dabashi.

Ozay Mehmet by Carleton University has criticized actual issues of Muslim Societies within the topic of “Growth, Distribution and Social Justice in Muslim Societies: A Critical Review”. In this lecture questions on poverty and social justice have been discussed by participants.

The last two days of the Summer School have been reserved to the issues of law, economics and development. Adeel Malik by Oxford University, in his lecture “Law, Ethical Economics and Development”, has discussed the subjects of law, economy and development by comparing actual contemporary examples with the Ottoman period.

Murat Çemrek by Konya Necmettin Erbakan University has given a lecture called “How Did Globalization Transformed the Muslim World: Advantages and Disadvantages”. Halil Ibrahim Yenigün by Istanbul Commerce University has elaborated the main theme of summer school in his lecture “Contemporary Muslim Thought”.

3rd Ilem Summer School has been organized with cooperation of Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities and Konya Municipality. Within the organization, international participants have attended cultural activities. Participants have had the chance of visiting Cappadocia and watching Whirling Dervishes Ceremony.

The organization of 3rd International Ilem Summer School has been supported by Selçuk University, Necmettin Erbakan University, Selçuk Academic Thinking and Research Center and Civilization School by cooperation of ILEM, Prime Ministry of The Republic of Turkey Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) and Konya Metropolitan Municipality.