Episode 033 – Saeed Ahmed Rid; Does Democracy positively affect Religious freedom? A case Study of Pakistan

Saeed Ahmed Rid is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He did his PhD in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK and his postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, UK. In this paper, he tried to explain how a regime type affects religious freedom…

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The ILN Post: Islamic Microfinance in Alleviating Poverty: The Model of the Rural Development Scheme (RDS) of Islamic Bank Bangladesh Limited

Author: Md. Thowhidul Islam, an Associate Professor of Bangladesh Studies, Center for University Requirement Courses, International Islamic University Chittagong. Poverty has been and still remains one of the oldest challenges to human civilization and development. Currently, there are 736 million people living under extreme poverty around the world, and it is estimated that additional 40…

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Episode 032 – Jani Kinnunen, The Role of Freedom of Religion and Political Regime for Human Development Indices

Jani Kinnunen is a researcher at Åbo Akademi, Finland. His research interests include data science related to economics and political science. His application work has focused on freedoms in economic and political systems, mergers and acquisitions, and real options. His paper studies how the combination of political regime and religious freedoms are related to human…

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Episode 031 – Faisal Aziz; Proportionality in Hate Speech Laws

Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz or Faisal Aziz as he is more commonly known, is President of Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (ABIM) and Deputy Chairperson of  the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih). He is a lawyer by profession and previously served as the Head of Litigation Department focusing on public interest litigation and criminal…

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Episode 024 – Amel Azzouz, Religious Freedom in a Muslim Democracy: Case of new Tunisian Constitution

Amel Azzouz is a member of Ennahdha Party Shura Council and a former member of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly. She is a teacher of English literature in the Tunisian University, and she received her political science master’s degree from the Faculty of Juridical, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis. In her paper, she sheds light…

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Episode 019 – Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: Issues, Responses and Developments

Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Malaysia, and a world-renowned scholar in his field of specialisation. He serves on the International Advisory Board of thirteen academic journals published in Malaysia, USA, Canada, Kuwait, India, Australia and Pakistan. At the 7th International Islam & Liberty Conference, “Islamic Case…

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The ILN Post: Economics and Challenges of Democratic Debates

Author: Dr. Aymen Bouganmi is a researcher and a professor at the Tunisian University. He has published several books, research studies and articles specializing in politics and geo-economics in Arab and foreign newspapers and websites. In a world of regressing democracy, exploding inequalities and unprecedented threats of climate change, it is striking how economic expertise…

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