Welcome to IIIT’s Symposium on The State of Muslim Minorities in Contemporary Democracies. This is the third symposium presented by our research program on Islam and Good Governance. This program is inspired by Dr. Muqtedar Khan’s award-winning book, Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan, which was the topic of our first symposium. The program seeks to explore the ideas, debates, theories, practices and values that are shaping contemporary discourse on public policy and good governance all over the World. This symposium is composed of five essays and an annotated bibliography. World renowned scholars explore how five prominent democracies, The US, UK, France, India and Australia, are governing their Muslim minorities.
We are committed to the idea of universal values and we wish that through our research and programs we can help promote values-based good governance.
We hope that this symposium will benefit scholars as well as practitioners of good governance and will be read in classrooms and townhalls. Please share our research with your colleagues and students and we hope you remain connected with our program.
Dr. Ahmed Alwani
VP, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)