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CALL FOR PAPERS


Pakistan, South Asia and Its Neighbors


in the Muslim World


The 29th Annual Conference

of the

American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies

March 5-6, 2012

International Islamic University of Islamabad

The American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) and the South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA) will hold a joint conference at International Islamic University in Islamabad on March 5-6, 2012 on the theme, “Pakistan, South Asia and Its Neighbors in the Muslim World.”

The Muslim World refers to regions and communities globally that identify with the religion and culture of Islam, but may approach politics, economics and certain social issues in different ways. Despite common perceptions, the Muslim world is far from being monolithic. While Muslims worldwide embrace the concept of shared community, they also reflect significant cultural, linguistic, ethnic, socioeconomic and political diversity, and face widely divergent challenges.

We invite proposals dealing with the following topics as well as others not specified:

  1. Political, economic and social relations within and between South Asia and the rest of the Muslim world
  2. Political, economic, social and philosophical movements within Pakistan and the rest of the Muslim world.
  3. The impact of globalization on Pakistan and the rest of the Muslim world.
  4. The interplay of the religion of Islam with commerce, finance, technology and education.
  5. Religious minorities in the Muslim world and Muslims as minority groups.
  6. The press, social networks and communication within the Muslim world.

Please send proposals (100-250 words) to Mumtaz Ahmad (mumtazahmad5@hotmail.com), Grace Clark (forsting@aol.com), Robert Hazan (rhazan@mscd.edu), and Ted Wright (wrightt@gleneddy.com), by September 30, 2011. Notification of successful proposals will be made via email by November 1, 2011.