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List of Public Lectures (1995-2006)
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Public Lectures Muslim Women Speak: Claiming The Right to Public Participation
Speakers: Prof. Kecia Ali (USA), Dr. Ziba Mir Hosseini (London), Cassandra Balchin (Women Living Under Muslim  Laws, London)
19th March 2006

Feqah untuk Perempuan: Jilbab, Poligami, Kesamarataan & Kekerasan Terhadap Wanita
Speaker: Kiyai Husein Muhammad, Founder and Executive Director of Yayasan RAHIMA, Jakarta, Indonesia
9 October 2004

Islam in Indonesia: Current Trends and Future Direction
Speaker: Prof. Dr. M. Amin Abdullah, Rector of State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN), Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
5 September 2003

Text and Context: Islam, the West and the Challenge of Modernity

Joint effort with the International Movement for a Just World (JUST)
Speaker: Dr Tariq Ramadan, University of Geneva and Fribourg, Switzerland
11 July 2003

Human Rights, Religion & Secularism
Joint effort with the International Movement for a Just World (JUST)
Speaker: Professor Abdullahi An-Na'im (Sudan/USA)
January 2003

Women in Islam - What Identities? Whose Interest?
Joint effort with the Women's Development Collective (WDC)
Speaker: Asghar Ali Engineer, CSSS, India; Budi Munawar Rahman, Paramadina, Indonesia; and; Neelam Hussain, Simourgh, Pakistan
27 October 2002

Political Islam & the Challenge of Democracy
Joint effort with the Malaysian Bar Council & Human Rights Association of Malaysia (HAKAM)

Islam, Politics & Constitutionalism
Speaker: Justice Mohammad Sa'id Al-Ashmawy (Former Justice of the Cairo High Court)

Shari'ah's Response to Contemporary Emerging Needs: The Use of Fatwa & Binding Legislation
Speaker: Professor Fathi Osman

Contraception, Abortion & Reproductive Genetic Engineering: An Islamic Perspective
Speaker: (Late) Professor Abdel Rahim Omran

Islam & Democracy
Speaker : Professor Abdullahi An-Na'im (Sudan/USA) & Masdar F. Mas'udi (Indonesia)

Islam, Quran and the Female Voice
Speaker: Dr. Amina Wadud

Islam & Modernity

Speaker: Professor Fathi Osman

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