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Prof. Bruce B Lawrence, Advisor
Duke University, USA

Advisor member

Professor Bruce Bennet Lawrence is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Duke University & Visiting Professor at the Department of Civilizations Studies, Ibn Haldun University; Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities are Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion. His research domains include the comparative study of religious movements, institutional Islam (especially in Asia), Indo-Persian Sufism, the religious masks of violence, contemporary Islam as an Abrahamic faith, and religious ideology.

Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat
Ibn Haldun University, Turkey


Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat is Professor at the Department of Civilizations Studies and the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul Turkey. Her research domains include comparative political theory, changing maps of citizenship and urban sociology.

Prof. Mousumi G Banerjee
EFL University, Shillong, India


Professor Mousumi Guha Banerjee is currently the Director of The English and Foreign Languages University, Regional Campus, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. She is also the Head of the Department of English Literature at the campus. Previously, she held positions as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for Administration and OSD for Admissions and Examinations at the University’s headquarters in Hyderabad. Her published works include numerous articles and books such as “Writings across Genres: Indian Literature, Language and Culture” (2015), “Daring to Write: The Two Creative Daughters of Victorian England” (2015), and “Emily Dickinson: Writing as a Woman” (2017). Professor Banerjee was honored with the Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2019-2020, allowing her to pursue research at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA. She also received the Research Associateship at the UGC-Inter-University Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences in Shimla and was recognized by the President of the United States for her participation in the Department of State Exchange Program.

Prof. miriam cooke
Duke University, USA


Professor miriam cooke is Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. Her research concerns Middle Eastern and Arab world studies. She focuses on modern Arabic literature and critical reassessment of women’s roles in the public sphere. She was educated in the United Kingdom, and is co-editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies.


Dr Manindra Nath Thakur

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India


Associate Professor,  Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.Area of interest: Indian Intellectual Traditions, Marxism, Philosophy of Science, Social Science Research Method, Lietrature and Politics.

Professor Alparslan AÇIKGENÇ

Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey


Prof Açıkgenç is an Emeritus Professor of the History of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, a visiting Professor at the Department of Civilization Studies, Ibn Haldun University, and an adjunct Professor at Uskudar University. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Theology (1974). He received a Master’s education at the University of Wisconsin and Milwaukee University (1977) and completed his doctorate studies at the University of Chicago in the United States (1983). He became an assistant professor in 1984, associate professor in 1987, and professor in 1987. He worked as an academician in the Ankara Middle East Technical University Department of Philosophy (1983-93), the University of Chicago (1985), and Tokat University. His areas of interest are Comparative Religion and knowledge systems.

Professor Farhat Nasreen

Professor of History and Honorary Director of the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, India.

Advisor member

Dr. Nasreen is Professor of History and Honorary Director of The Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi, and the Managing Editor of the Journal of History and Sociology of South Asia of Sage Publications. She taught the cadets at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, before joining JMI in 1999. She has published 6 books and many papers from reputed national and international publication houses. Her book: If History Has Taught Us Anything has been converted into an audiobook as well. She has delivered over a hundred and thirty papers and invited talks. Current areas of interest are Morality and Ethics.

Dr. Amina Hussain 

Assistant Professor,  Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

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Dr Amina Hussain is working as an Assistant Professor at Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, University New Delhi. She has also taught as an Assistant Professor at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Language University, Lucknow and Amity University, School of Languages, Lucknow in the past. Recipient of University Medal and Certificate of Merit for securing first position in Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University in M.A (English Hons). She has also been a prestigious UGC-NET-JRF (Junior Research Fellow) with the University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis on British Muslim Women Writers: Intersecting Gender, Culture, and Diaspora.

Dr. Rahmi Oruç

Assistant Professor, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey
Advisory member

Rahmi is a lecturer in the Comparative Literature department at Istanbul’s Ibn Haldun University, and he is the co-Pi of the ADAB Project. He recently defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “What do we do with arguments?: Situating Munāẓara in Contemporary Argumentation Scholarship.”. He introduces Munāẓara as a contemporary argumentation theory that may complement and even serve as an alternative to existing theories. His interests include comparative literature, rhetoric, literary theory, the digital humanities, and narratology. His overall research orientation is the reassessment of madrasa sciences for contemporary scholarship.