French Talks: Multi-Religious Societies in the 21st Century

Date: 24 Oct 2019, 8:00pm - 10:00pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur

[French Talks] In conversation with Abdennour Bidar: Multi- Religious Societies in the 21st Century
Talk Conducted in English
Free entrance upon RSVP
Thursday 24 October, 8pm
Venue: IAIS Malaysia (Google map as below)

French philosopher Abdennour Bidar and Malaysian Islamic Law expert Dr. Mhd Azam Mhd Adil will have a discussion on the topic of societies hosting multi-religious groups. They will exchange on the solutions supported in France and the solutions found in Malaysia and South-East Asia.

 Abdennour Bidar

Abdennour Bidar is a French philosopher and writer. Educated at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, France’s top public university, he has a background in research in religion and its integration in the French society. As a public figure, he has been named part of The National Ethics Comity by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. He also produced and presented  a show on Islamic culture at the French national radio station, France Culture, for a year. As a writer, he has published several very successful philosophy books, like ‘Self-Islam’ or ‘Islam WithoutSubmission’.

Dr. Mohammed Azam Mohammed Adil

Dr. Mohammed Azam is the Deputy CEO cum Principal Fellow at the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS). He holds a degree in Shari’ah from University of Malaya and a Master’s and PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He has been a consultant on Islamic matters for the private sector while teaching and researching in law in prestigious universities such as UniversitiTeknologi MARA or IAIS. He has written numerous landmark articles and books on Malaysian law.

Brought to you by

Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur
Embassy of France in Malaysia
Institut Francais
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia


What is French Talks?

Welcoming French and Malaysian experts, it aims at creating a space of dialogue, and a bridge between the two countries and their cultures. This is particularly timely in this new Malaysia where people are willing to express their views.

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