CONFERENCES & TALKS
1-2/07/2020 Conference Introduction (and scientific coordination), “Constitutional Challenges in the Arab World: A Reflective Introduction,” for the 3rd edition of Reset DOC Seminars in North Africa: “Tolerance: Legal and Constitutional Perspectives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic,” organized by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations (Milan), Reset Dialogues US, in collaboration with the Tunisian Academy for Sciences, Letters and Arts “Beit al-Hikma” in Carthage, Tunisia. (Held online because of Covid-19 pandemic).The conference is part of Carthage Summer school: 29 June-03 July 2020.
04/12/‘19 Invited. Paper presentation: “Intellectual and Political Islam in the Mediterranean,” for “Perspectives on the New Centrality of the Mediterranean,” at LUISS University of Rome, in collaboration between MISLAM and CRiSSMA Center of Research on the Southern System and the Wider Mediterranean of the Università Cattolica del S. Cuore (Milano).
23/11/‘19 Invited. Presentation. “European Islamic Identity.” For the first edition of EULEMA Forum on European Islamic Thought, organized by COREIS Italiana, KAICIID-Vienna, in partnership with the Municipality of Palermo, and the auspices of Deputy of SG of Council of Europe. At Palazzo delle Aquile, Palermo.
08-09/10/‘19 Invited. Opening Keynote. “Challenges and Opportunities for Muslim Religious Leadership in Europe and North America,” for “From CopyPaste to Domestic Training? Muslim Religious Leadership in Europe and North America,” organized by AIWG (Akademie für Islam in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft/ The Academy for Islam in Research and Society), and Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Berlin.
26/10/‘19 Invited. To give seminars (5 hours) on “”Ethics in European Islamic thought”/ L’etica nel pensiero islamico europeo,” in the programme PRIMED Prevenzione e interazione nello spazio Trans-Mediterraneo, Università degli Studi di Padova.
30/09/‘19 Invited. To give Open Seminar/Lecture: “European Islam: Emerging Geotheologies and the Plurality of Authorities,” Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.
10-13/07/‘19 Conference Introduction (and scientific coordination), “On Tolerance in the Mediterranean,” for Casablanca Seminars 2nd edition, “Tolerance in Mediterranean Societies: History, Ideas, and Institutions,” Reset Doc and King Abdul Aziz Foundation, Casablanca.
16/06/‘19 Invited. Presentation: “European Islam, Imams, and Religious Authority,” Gulen Chair for Intercultral Studies (Lecture Series 2019), Leuven University, Belgium.
05-07/03/‘19 Invited. Presentation 1: “Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Islamic Thought: Views from the Edge,” for “Panel: Islam and Pluralism,” 06 March;
Presentation 2: “The Spiritual Modernity in the Trusteeship Paradigm of Taha Abderrahmane,” for “Panel: The Category of Modernity: A Critical Workshop,” 07 March. At The European Academy of Religion, 2nd edition, Bologna, Italy.
19/11/‘18 Invited. Paper-presentation: “European Islam: Approaches of Study and Theological Trends,” in Religion in the Innovative Landscape Conference 19-21 November 2018, Bruno Kessler Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Pisa, Trento, Italy.
09-11/07/‘18 Organizer-Speaker: “On Pluralism and the Islamic Traditions,” for the internal conference of Sources of Pluralism in Islamic Thought, organized by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations, Granada Institute for Higher Studies and Research, and King Abdul Aziz Aal Saoud Fondation in Casablanca, Casablanca.
24-25/04/‘18 Invited. Paper (in Arabic): “Trust State Instead of Self-Destruction in the Arab World [dawlatu al-thiqa badala al-ihtiraaq al-thaati fi al-´alam al-arabi],” in Arab Renaissance Conference: Renewing The Civilizational Message, Organized by Arab Renaissance for Development and Democracy (ARDD), the Jordan University and the American University of Beirut, held in Amman, Jordan.
15-16/12/‘17 Invited. Paper-presentation: “On European Islam,” for Islam and Political Islam in Europe International Conference, organized by Granada Institute, Mominoun Without Borders Doundatuon, Interuniversity Center for Culture, Law and Religions (FIDR), Padua University, at Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venezia, Italy.
29-30/11/‘17 Invited. Paper-Presentation: “Mohammed A. al-Jabri between religious reform and critique of Arab reason,” for Forum international des réformes religieuse: religion, pluralité et égalité, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung & l’Observatoire arabe de religions et de libertés, Tunis.
06/03/‘17 Visiting Research Fellows’ Seminar: “On European Islam: Texts and Their Epistemological Shift,” Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford.
21/02/‘17 Invited. Seminar: “On European Islam: New Pathways beyond Orientalism and Occidentalism,” Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, UK.
17-20/11/‘16 Organized a panel on “Islamic Religious Authority between the Arab World and Europe,” for Middle East Studies Association MESA 50th Anniversary in Boston, USA. Paper: “The European Imam: A Nationalized Religious Authority.”
26-28/09/‘16 Invited. Paper: “On European Islam: The Rise of Modern Muslim Personalism,” International Conference on Shared Sacred Places, organized by Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany.
24/05/‘16 Invited. “Reflections on Civil Society in Islamic Contexts,” for the closing conference of “EUSPRING: Rights and Citizenship in North Africa,” Department of Human and Social Sciences, L’Orientale, Naples, Italy.
3-4/05/‘16 Invited. Paper presentation “Practical Ethics for ‘Trust Social Contract’ in Taha Abderrahmane’s Political Philosophy,” for the 3rd Annual Conference “The Relationship between Ethics and Dialogue in Contemporary Thought: the Moroccan Philosopher Taha Abderrahmane as a case Study,” Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco.
4-5/12/‘15 Invited. Paper presentation “The Aquatic Identity of Mediterranean Islam: from Cordoba Paradigm to the Emergent Reason”, DE RE Mediterranean 7th Annual Conference, at Florence University of Arts and SUNY Brook University, Florence, Italy.
25-27/09/‘15 Paper presentation: “The Predicament of the Arab Spring: Mohammed Abed Al Jabri’s Project of Renewal and the Way Ahead,” at The Unfinished Propjet of the Arab World Conference, Alberta University, Edmonton, Canada.
11/09/‘15 Paper Presentation: “European Islam’s Approach of the Quran,” at Cambridge Muslim College, Cambridge, for “From Revelation to Scripture Symposium.”
5-7/11/‘14 Organizing and Opening “Imams in Western European Conference,” LUISS, Rome.
10-15/12/‘12 Invited. Paper Presentation: “Moroccan Exceptionalism: In What Sense?” Religion and Democracy Conference Week, organized by The International Research Network on Religion and Democracy (IRNRD) and The Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi.
14-16/06/‘12 Invited. Paper Presentation: “European Islam and the New Heir of God: Overcoming Religion and Atheism,” in “Morocco in Transition” Conference, organized by Centre Jacques Berque in Dhar Mahrez Fes University, Morocco.
10-12/07/‘11 Rethinking the Modern: Colonialism, Empire and Slavery Conference, organized by Warwick University at Birmingham Midland Institute, UK. Paper Presentation: ‘Moroccan Women Writers Revisit the Past, Subvert Subalternity, and Defend the Tradition: Fatema Mernissi and Leila Abu Zaid in Focus.’
28-29/06/‘11 Convened a symposium for Global Migration and Multiculturalism conference (CRONEM) in Surrey University, UK. Paper: ‘European Islamic Thought in the Making.’
19-25/05/‘11 Funded participation by Resetdoc Foundation for Dialogue on Civilizations to participate in ‘Overcoming the Trap of Resentment’ Seminars in Istanbul, Turkey.
21-27/03/‘11 Paper Presentation, funded participation by Dutch NISIS Spring school to present ‘Tariq Ramadan’s Project of European Islam: The Case of the Moroccan-Dutch’ at Centre Jacque Berque & the French Institute in Rabat, Morocco.
26-30/10/2010 Presentation: ‘Contemporary Religious Authority in the Islamic Paradigm: between Reform and Control’ at NISIS First Autumn School, organized by The Netherlands Interuniversity School of Islamic Studies, Amsterdam.