Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated globally in the third week of October each year. This year, New Horizons in British Islam brings together four international specialists to describe the pluralistic nature of mediation practice among the Muslim communities of the world in an online seminar titled: “Family, Business and Community – Mediation Among Muslims: Diversity, Ethics and Contemporary Practice”.
Save the date: Thursday 15th October 2020, at 4pm BST, via Zoom. (Further joining instructions will follow closer to the event.)
The Discussion will focus on what mediation is, the advantages and disadvantages of informal justice, how Muslim communities deal with conflict resolution in Muslim majority countries and in Diasporic settings. A must-attend event for ADR specialists, Policy planners, lawyers, academics, students and community leaders.
The seminar will be opened with an address by Mr. Jean Ayoub, Secretary General of the International Social Service of Geneva. It will also include 4 leading, global specialists with extensive field experience highlighting the diversity and pluralism inherent in Alternative Dispute Resolution among Muslims.
- Dr. Amr Abdalla is Professor Emeritus at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) and also a Senior Advisor on Conflict Resolution.
- Dr. Mohamed M Keshavjee is an international specialist on cross cultural meditation and author of the book Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
- Kim Lecoyer is a Lecturer and Researcher, working on issues of gender and diversity in family support and conflict mediation.
- Aisha U-Kiu is an Attorney and Social Entrepreneur, working to advance ADR opportunities in the Muslim American community.
- Dilwar Hussain, Chair of New Horizons in British Islam and Assistant Professor at Coventry University, will be moderating the session.