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 March 2018
Tuesday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - CMSS Seminar on Religion and Politics in the Maldives More Information
The tiny Indian Ocean Muslim nation of the Maldives experienced a democratic transition in 2009. However, the country has been engulfed by a tumultuous politics. A dominant approach to understand its troubled politics is through the lens of religion. In this presentation, Azim Zahir will explain (...)
Tuesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - Gulf Politics: The Emergence of Saudi-Iranian Rivalry More Information
The current Saudi-Iranian Cold War presents one of the most significant and destabilizing dilemmas in the Middle East today. In this talk Dr. Ben Rich will discuss the current hegemonic competition occurring in the Persian-Arabian Gulf between these two great powers, exploring its basis (...)

 April 2018
Tuesday 10
16:00 - SEMINAR - Sinhala-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka More Information
Sri Lanka: Legacies of nationalism, national identity and the future of Sri Lankan Muslims

The Sri Lankan Muslims are the descendants of Arab traders who began visiting Sri Lanka during the 7th-century. Since their early settlements, the Sri Lankan Muslims have lived in harmony among (...)
Thursday 12
17:30 - EVENT - Special Event with Her Excellency the High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ms Margaret Adamson Website | More Information
Centre for Muslim States and Societies and AIIA WA is co-organising a special event with Her Excellency the High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ms Margaret Adamson.

Pakistan turned 70 in August last year. It is situated in a region of historically overlapping and competing power projections (...)
Friday 20
9:00 - EVENT - Impacts of The China Pakistan Economic Corridor More Information
Impacts of The China Pakistan Economic Corridor The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the first and most significant stage of China’s ambitious ‘One Belt One Road’ program that is set to re-draw the political and economic geography of South and Central Asia. As this project enters its (...)

 May 2018
Wednesday 02
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Misconceptions about Women in Islam More Information
The stance of Islam regarding certain issues relating to women has remained a hot subject of debate, especially in the last few centuries. Although Islam does not support the basic tenets of the feminist movement, it must be conceded that this movement has served to create awareness in the educated (...)
Friday 04
9:00 - EVENT - Conference on Radicalisation and De-radicalisation: Post-ISIS More Information
Three years ago, ISIS claimed a cross-border caliphate stretching over vast swathes of north-western Iraq and eastern Syria. Fascinated by its rise, Muslim youths from all corners rapidly joined its cause. After three years of shocking violence, ISIS has faced major setbacks and has been in retreat (...)
Wednesday 23
17:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Paigham-i-Ramadan Opening Night Website | More Information
Paigham-i-Ramadan (Message of Ramadan) is an exhibition from UWA’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies showcasing papercutting by artist Tusif Ahmed and conceived as part of Ramadan - the ninth month of the Islamic calendar where Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. The exhibition runs until Saturday (...)

 July 2018
Friday 20
11:00 - EVENT - Afghanistan and Regional Security Architecture in the Heart of Asia More Information
By Dr. Nasir A. Andisha, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

In this seminar Dr Andisha focuses on the security environment in the Asian region with a special focus on the current situation in Afghanistan.

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 August 2018
Friday 24
11:00 - SEMINAR - Public Seminar: Women’s representation in Asian parliaments More Information
Women’s representation in Asian parliaments

The presentation will examine the relationship between socioeconomic development, corruption, the level of democracy, and women’s parliamentary representation in contemporary Asia. Previous studies have argued that economic development offers (...)

 September 2018
Wednesday 05
14:00 - SEMINAR - CMSS Public Seminar: Blasphemy in Pakistan More Information
Blasphemy in Pakistan: a spectacle of piety Sana Ashraf, PhD candidate, Australian National University

Blasphemy allegations in Pakistan in recent years have led to a student getting lynched on a university campus, neighborhoods getting burnt down by angry mobs, and a governor getting (...)

 October 2018
Tuesday 09
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Blasphemy and Islam More Information
Blasphemy and Islam

by Sajid Hameed, Research Fellow, Al-Mawrid Global

Blasphemy is a long-standing issue of debate across cultures. However, in 2005, when a Danish newspaper published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, the topic became a major global controversy. What (...)

 November 2018
Thursday 01
18:00 - CONCERT - Sufi Qawwali Night Website | More Information
USTAD FAREED AYYAZ AND USTAD ABU MOHAMMAD AND BROTHERS

Sufi Qawwali Night

Brought to you by the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA, in collaboration with SelamFest

DATE: 1 November 2018

TIME: 6pm to 10pm

TICKETS: $40 to $60 via: (...)
Friday 02
17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Peacebuilding in the Middle East Website | More Information
PEACEBUILDING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

by Sheikh Mazen Ahram, Imam and Monitor of all Jerusalem Mosques and teacher at Majidul Aqsa

The Centre for Muslim States and Societies and Public Policy Institute, The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with SalamFest, are (...)
Friday 09
19:55 - CONCERT - CMSS Presents Pakistani Singer Nadeem Abbas at SWAN Festival of Lights Website | More Information
The performance by renowned Pakistanis singer, Nadeem Abbas on 2 November 2018 has been moved to the Swan Festival of Lights (instead of the Kurrajong Hall, UWA).

He will be performing as the guest of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies (UWA) at the SFOL Festival (Supreme Court (...)

 March 2019
Thursday 21
17:00 - SEMINAR - Discussion forum: Responding to Islamophobia post-Christchurch attacks More Information
Responding to Islamophobia post-Christchurch terror attacks

On 15 March 2019, described by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as ‘one of the darkest days’ of New Zealand’s history, a man in his 20’s stormed into Al-Noor Mosque and later a second nearby mosque in Christchurch. He killed 50 (...)

 April 2019
Thursday 04
17:00 - SEMINAR - CMSS Seminar: Domestic Violence and Islam More Information
Domestic violence is a global issue considered to be a heritage of the patriarchal system. While domestic violence is not a new problem, it has only attracted attention comparatively recently. Even with women being more powerful than ever, the modern world is still faces this issue.

In (...)

 May 2019
Wednesday 01
17:00 - SEMINAR - Seminar: Behind the Islamist Carnage: Sri Lankan Ethno-Religious Democracy in Disarray More Information
A bunch of highly educated and religiously inspired middle or upper-middle-class Muslims belonging to the extremist National Tawheed Jamaat based in the township of Kattankudy and linked to ISIS has carried out a highly coordinated attack on Christian churches in Sri Lanka killing nearly 300 (...)
Friday 03
18:00 - SEMINAR - Rekindling: Journey to discover the world of traditional Islamic arts in Morocco, Spain, and Turkey More Information
Hamida Novakovich is an academic, writer, curator and community arts worker who traveled to Morocco, Spain, and Turkey among other places on an Australia Council Career Development grant. She also facilitated the 'Rekindling Tour' by CMSS (sponsored by the Council of Australian Arab Relations, CAAR) (...)
Friday 10
8:40 - CONFERENCE - Conference on Radicalisation, Counter-radicalisation and De-radicalisation Website | More Information
Radicalisation, Counter-Radicalisation and De-Radicalisation



For nearly two decades since 9/11, policymakers and the academia alike have paid much attention to radicalisation and terrorism involving jihadist groups and Muslim actors. Despite costly military interventions and (...)


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