Islamic Education and Knowledge Transmission in Central Asia

10 April, 2017 @ 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Lindner Commons, Suite 602

Islamic Education and Knowledge Transmission in Central Asia
April 10, 2017, 9:30am-3:00pm
Central Asia Program, IERES
George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Suite 602

9:30am. Session 1. State Institutions, Muftiates and the Teaching of Islam

Sebastien Peyrouse (George Washington University)
At The Crossroads of the Religious and Regime Security: The Teaching Of Islam In Uzbekistan

Kamal Gasimov (CAP Fellow)
Ideology of Islamic Education and the Struggle Over Transmission of Religious Knowledge In Azerbaijan

Gulnaz Sibgatullina (Leiden University)
Russian vs. Ethnic Vernaculars: Languages of Islamic Education in the Post-Soviet Space

11:00am. Coffee break

11:30am. Session 2. Religion and Ethics at School and in the Media

Rafael Sattarov (CAP Fellow)
State-Backed Ideological Policy and “Spirituality and Enlightenment” in Uzbekistan

Donohon Abdugafurova (Emory University)
Islam, Morality and Public Education: Religious Elements of Ethics and Etiquette in the Uzbek School Curriculum

Noah Tucker (CAP Associate)
Identifying Islamic Education and Indigenous Counter-Extremism Resources in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

1:00pm. Lunch

1:45pm. Session 3. The Informal Transmission of Religious Knowledge

Nurbek Bekmurzaev (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs)
Mediatization of Religion in Kyrgyzstan: Redistribution of Power and Changing Perceptions of Religion

Benjamin Gatling (George Mason University)
Learning to be a Sufi in Tajikistan

Yanti Hoelzchen (Tuebingen University)
Kyrgyzstan’s New Mosques: The Institutionalization of Islamic Education In Contemporary Kyrgyzstan

This event is part of the CERIA Initiative, generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

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