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Islam and Science: An Educational Approach Workshop
American University of Sharjah (UAE) and the Université Interdisciplinaire de Paris (France) are pleased to announce the workshop "Islam and Science: An Educational Approach" for senior undergraduate and graduate students of the GCC, to be held April 18-21, 2014 at AUS.
This event will be the latest in a series of educational workshops, which have previously been held in Paris (France), Constantine (Algeria), London (UK), Amman (Jordan) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). For further information about these workshops and the umbrella project, please visit: http://islam-science.net.
The general themes of the workshop span the following topics:
- Islam and the History and Philosophy of Science
- Science and Qur'anic/Islamic Worldview
- Islam and Modern Cosmology
- Islam and Modern Biology (Evolution)
- Islam, the Environment and Ethics
- Islam and Practical Astronomy
The workshop provides an opportunity for students and young researchers to discover the contemporary field of "science and religion" through lectures by, and in-depth discussions with, internationally recognized thinkers and experts in this field, as well as to view and discuss a one-hour documentary on science and Islam/religion with over 20 thinkers, including two Nobel Prize winners.
Participation in the workshop is through invitation only. Between 20 and 25 participants will be selected through an essay competition on a subject that directly relates to the general themes of the workshop and a CV or transcript of university studies.
The essays must be written in English, be between 1,000 and 2,000 words long (plus an abstract of roughly 150 words), and present a clear thesis representing the author's opinion, with full academic referencing.
Participants must be senior undergraduate students, graduate students or young researchers from UAE institutions or nearby countries.
Telephone interviews may be conducted to complete the selection process and to verify participants' interest in, and familiarity with, the subject.
The six best essays will be presented verbally by their authors during the workshop and possibly published on the project website.
The selected participants will have all of their expenses paid (including transport to and from AUS, meals during the workshop, and, in necessary cases, lodging) and receive valuable educational material (books, articles, DVD, etc.).
To download the application form please click here.
To download the program please click here.
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