Islam, Science and Scientism
Risale-i-Nur Speaker Series Seminar
Prof Acikgenc will offer insights into
- How the Quran and Islam view the universe;
- How science in the true Muslim tradition has come to mean ‘reading’ the world in accordance with the ‘Other-indicative’ (ma’na-i harfi) approach rather than the ‘self-referential’ (ma’na-i ismi) ap-proach
- How the Quranic approach differs from that of scientism
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DGSi will produce a new generation of practitioners who think differently about conflict. DGSi will create a platform for practitioners from defence, development and diplomacy, from state backgrounds, from non-state backgrounds, and from different cultures to meet and wrestle with these issues in a new way so that we create space for new ideas to emerge.Jeroen Gunning, Executive Director of DGSi
The Durham Global Security Institute (DGSI) brings together world-leading researchers and practitioners from across Durham University and its global network of partners to focus on the interface between defence, development and diplomacy with a view to helping to prevent conflict, stabilise violent situations and enhance preparedness for future threats.
We are actually building a much broader and deeper understanding of what human security is about in the 21st century.Professor Anoush Ehteshami
Durham Global Security Institute- providing world-leading MSc programmes and professional development courses.
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The kind of support that we can offer must be a broadly based support. All these situations are at the end of the day political problems. What we need to see is a greater interaction of defence capability, diplomatic capability and development capability because the big hope, and I think Somalia is a great example of this, is to get upstream of the problem to try and make these countries more stable, more capable of standing on their own feet, thus seriously reducing the likelihood of them becoming failed and failing states, of terrorists taking control, of Islamists taking control, and then having to mount an expensive intervention and carry out a process of nation building under fire, which we have seen in Iraq and Afghanistan is difficult. So a greater emphasis on preventing conflict, greater interaction of defence, development and diplomacy capabilities, that is the cheaper way. in both blood and financial resources, and that’s what I would be proposing. The more emphasis the government can place on the interaction of defence, development and diplomacy the better.General The Lord Richard Dannatt, Chair DGSi Strategic Advisory Board, BBC Radio 4 interview on what support to offer Mali
Contact DetailsDr Jeroen Gunning
Durham Global Security Institute
The Al-Qasimi Building
Elvet Hill Road
Durham DH1 3TU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5667
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 5661
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- 45 minutes
- First broadcast:
- Tuesday 22 January 2013
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