Plenary Sessions


OPENING
Tuesday 6 September 2016


  • 5:00 PM: Conference Opening Event
  • 5:45 PM: Inaugural Conference: “ISLAM , THE DEMOCRATIC STANDARD AND RELIGIOUS RADICALISM”
Speaker: Yadh Ben Achour - Tunisian lawyer specialised in Islamic political theory and public law, President of the High Authority for the achievement of the objectives of the revolution, political reform and democratic transition.

  • The Conference will be followed by a reception.


GEOPOLITICAL AREA
Wednesday 7 September 2016

Chairperson: Michaela Neulinger - Researcher at the Institute of Systematic Theology ; University of Innsbruck.
 
  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM: DENOUNCING RELIGIOUS MANIPULATIONS IN GEOPOLITICAL CONFLICTS
Speaker: Georges Corm - Professor at the Institute of Political Science; Saint Joseph University, Beirut.

Discussant: Ali Mostfa - Professor of Arab-Muslim World and Intercultural representations; Lyon Catholic University.
 
  • 11:00 - 11:30 AM: “EUROPE AND THE NEAR EAST CONFLICT”
Speaker: Jaume Flaquer - Jesuit, head of the theological section “Christianity and Justice”. Professor of interreligious dialogue at the Faculty of Theology of Catalunya.
 
  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM: “THE NEO-SALAFI GALAXY: AN APOLITICAL TROMPE L'OEIL”
Speaker: Haoues Seniguer - Professor of political science at Lyon Sciences Po.

  • 12:30-2:00 PM: Lunch

THEOLOGICAL AREA
Thursday 8 September 2016

Chairperson: Mehdi Azaiez - Professor of islamic studies ; Catholic University of Leuven.
 
  • 9:00 - 10:15 AM: “GOD OF MERCY AND VENGEANCE”
Speaker: Gabriel Said Reynolds - Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology; University Notre Dame, USA

Discussant: Emmanuel Pisani - Director of the Institute of Science and Theology of Religions; Paris Catholic Institute.
 
  • 10h45 - 11h15 AM: TOWARDS AN ISLAMIC DIALOGICAL AND A-CONTROVERSIAL THEOLOGY
Speaker: Adnane Mokrani - Tunisian Muslim theologian, associate professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, Rome.
 
  • 11:15 - 11:45 PM: FROM APOLOGY TO DIALOGUE WITH THE OTHER IN ISLAMIC SHIITE STUDIES - THE CASE OF MUHAMMAD JAWAD AL-BALAGHI
Speaker: Mohammad Zaraket - Lebanese Shiite Muslim Theologian, Professor at Saint Joseph University, Beirut.

  • 11:45 - 12:15 PM: FOR A SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE
Speaker: Michel Younès - Professor of Theology, Director of the Research Centre for Cultural and Religious Studies and PLURIEL coordinator; Lyon Catholic University.

  • 12:40 - 2:00 PM: Lunch

SOCIETAL AREA
Friday 9 September 2016


Chairperson: Roula Talhouk - Director of the "Centre de documentation et de recherches islamo-chrétiennes" ; Saint Joseph University.

  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM: « PLURALITE ET FONDATION DES NORMES : QUELLE PROPOSITION POUR L'ISLAM ? »
Speaker: Michel Terestchenko - Professeur agrégé de philosophie et docteur ès-lettres. Maître de conférences à l’Université de Reims et à l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence.

Discussant: Leïla Babès - Professor of sociology of religion and Islamic studies; Lille Catholic University.

  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM: ARE ISLAMS OF EUROPE BECOMING EUROPEAN? CHARACTERISTICS, PERCEPTIONS, TENDENCIES AND TRANSFORMATIONS
Intervenant : Stefano Allievi - Director of the master course on islam in Europe, professor of sociology; University of Padua.
 
  • 12:30 PM: Closing Speech