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Islamism and Its Alternatives in the GCC

14 December 2014 - 9:00am to 15 December 2014 - 2:00pm

Doha, Qatar



This expert-level workshop will bring together around 30 Gulf scholars, experts and practitioners from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds to share their analysis and research on the role of Islam in social and political movements in the GCC countries, as well as alternatives to Islamism. It will place political Islam in historical context, explore the differences between different strands of political Islam and the ways in which different country contexts have shaped the behaviour of movements that claim to have religious legitimacy, such as the institutions and legal regulations governing political movements.

This event is part of Chatham House’s Future Trends in the GCC research project, and is held in partnership with Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center in Doha, Qatar.