Future peacemakers at HBKU's College of Islamic Studies reflect on Islamic and un approaches to conflict resolution

American University's Dr. Abu-Nimer highlights role of dialogue process in conflict resolution

Future peacemakers at HBKU's College of Islamic Studies reflect on Islamic and un approaches to conflict resolution

Doha – A recent guest lecture hosted by the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) provided an opportunity to compare conflict resolution in Islam with the approach taken by the United Nations (UN) and its bodies.

As an expert on conflict resolution and dialogue for peace, Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, professor at the School of International Service, and director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute at the American University, Washington, DC, addressed graduate students during a class on ‘Islam, Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding’. The core course is part of the two-year MA in Islam and Global Affairs (IGA) program at CIS.

Dr. Abu-Nimer shared a broad perspective during his talk. Much of his work has focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the application of conflict resolution models in Muslim communities. He has conducted interreligious conflict resolution training in conflict areas around the world and is the co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.

His lecture framed a discussion on how religion has to be considered as part of the dynamic shaping conflict and peace, even in non-religious conflicts. During the exchange, students were exposed to trends related to global peace and security today, and the role of the dialogue process concerning deep-rooted conflict dynamics. 

Dr. Mustafa Osman Elamin, the host of the lecture and faculty member at CIS, brings with him extensive experience as former Foreign Minister and Minister of Investment of Sudan. Regarding his latest initiative to bring leading thought leaders and field practitioners to interact with students of IGA, he said: “Non-violent resolution of internal conflicts remains a key challenge for the international community. As such, the event has been a welcome opportunity for our students in the Islam and Global Affairs program to be part of a critical intellectual debate that puts Islam in a global context, and that has helped us all to understand its role in the frontlines of conflict resolution. Our appreciation goes to Dr. Abu-Nimer for expanding on his experiences and offering his perspective to enhance the learning of our future leaders and peacemakers.”

For more information on the work of the College of Islamic Studies, please visit cis.hbku.edu.qa 


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Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 as a research-intensive university that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact. Located in Education City, HBKU is committed to building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience, innovative ecosystem, and unique partnerships. HBKU delivers multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs through its colleges, and provides opportunities for research and scholarship through its institutes and centers. For more information about HBKU, visit www.hbku.edu.qa

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