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BlackBox Syria – The Sunni Perspective – unfortunately without Mr. Mazyek

Datum/Zeit
Datum - 20.10.2018
18:00 - 20:30 Uhr

Update 20.10.: Unfortunately we just herad, that mR. Mazyek will not be able to come tonight – we will invite him another time – promise!

Six interesting events in our series BlackBox Syria were dedicated to the minorities in Syria. On 20.10.2018 we will now talk about the majority, the Sunnis.

We would like to discuss important questions: Which specific Sunni ideas are there for changes in the Syrian constitution? How can the future-oriented life in Syria be guaranteed for all ethnic and religious groups in the coming years? How should the administration and geographical organization of a modern Syria be shaped?

MADA e.V. has succeeded in winning two impressive scientists with international reputation and the well-known chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany for the discussion in the ULME35!

Our guests:

Prof. Dr. Yousef Salama

A Syrian researcher and philosopher, former Professor of Western Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts, University of Damascus. Today, he heads the research department of the DSRC (Democratic Republican Study Center – www.drsc-sy@org).

Dr. Salam Al – Kawakibi

Salam Kawakibi is a political scientist and sociologist and deputy director and research director of the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI). He develops, coordinates and tracks ARI’s research projects and co-ordinates The State of Reform in the Arab World. Kawakibi is also president of the Initiative for a New Syria. Between 2009 and 2011 he was Research Director at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. Between 2000 and 2006 he was director of the Institut Français du Proche Ofrient (IFPO) in Aleppo, Syria. Kawakibi has published numerous scientific papers. He is editor of the volumes La réforme religieuse dans le monde musulman (2003) and The Civil Society in Syria: Voices from Within (2012).

Aiman ​​A. Mazyek:

Born in 1969 in Aachen; Studied Arabic Studies in Cairo and Political Sciences in Aachen. Since 1994 member of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD) and since 2010 its chairman. 2003 Foundation of the aid organization “Grünhelme e.V.” (with Rupert Neudeck). Member of the Christian-Islamic Society. Various political and journalistic activities, most recently published in Bertelsmann Verlag the book: “What do Muslims do at Christmas?” Member of the state “German Islam Conference”

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Yousef Kouriyhe, Lecturer of Semtics at the Free University of Berlin