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After two postponements, the 3rd PLURIEL International Congress of PLURIEL will take place from Monday 23 May to Friday 27 May 2022 in Beirut.
Two days of conferences and panels at Saint Joseph University, workshops and meetings at La Sagesse University as well as cultural visits in Beirut and North Lebanon.
True acceptance of otherness in a globalized and pluralistic world allows us to measure the capacity of religious, philosophical or political thought to fit in and assume the contemporary societal dynamics inherent to globalization (Taylor). This acceptance is not devoid of resistance that stem from the rise of entrenched identity expressions founded in particularly on a vision of equality that is based on the “similar” which assumes a historical-ethnic (Rosanvallon)  or religious identity.
The congress ‘Islam and Otherness’ proposes to reflect on how Islam fits into this societal movement beyond identity resistance.
Three axes will allow us to approach the reality of otherness in Islam in terms of resources: geopolitical axis, dialogue axis and citizenship axis (muwatana).
 Pierre Rosanvallon, La Société des égaux, Paris, Seuil, 2011.
In October 2019, the scientific committee of the Congress “Islam and Otherness” met at the Catholic Institute of Paris to work on the elaboration of the congress. This was an opportunity to produce a video in which each member of the committee took the floor to explain their vision of the theme and the challenges of such a scientific meeting.
Lectures and panels :
Monday, May 23rd, 5 PM : Opening and lecture of Salim Daccache
Tuesday, May 24th : Lecture of Raja Sakrani, Panel 1 : Geopolitical Approach, Panel 2 : Dialogal Approach, Lecture of Gabriel Said Reynolds
Wednesday, May 25th, morning : Presentation of research groups, Panel 3 : Citizenship Approach.
Workshops and visits :
Wednesday, May 25th afternoon : Cultural visits in Beirut
Thursday, May 26th : Focus Lebanon, Encounters “The experience of the Other in Lebanon”, Cultural visits in Beirut
Friday, May 26th : Visits of shared holy places in North Lebanon
Simultaneous interpretation in English, Arabic and French
Salim Daccache, Rector of Saint Joseph University, of Beirut, Lebanon
Monday, May 23rd, 6pm
Raja Sakrani, Jurist and Cultural Science scholar at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study “Law as Culture”, University of Bonn, Germany
Tuesday, May 24th, 9.30 AM
Gabriel Said Reynolds, Notre Dame University, USA
Tuesday, May 24th, 6PM
Speeches in French and English (Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Arabic) – Moderator : Laurent Basanese
ADRAOUI Mohamed-Ali (Sciences Po Paris, France)
SENIGUER Haoues (Sciences Po Lyon, France)
TORTOLINI Alessia (University of Pisa, Italie)
BRODEUR Patrice (Université de Montréal, Canada)
DRHIMEUR Amina (Sciences Po Lyon, France)
Speeches in French and English – Moderator : Jaime Flaquer Garcia
EVIRGEN Yusuf (Binghamton University, USA)
NESTOROVIC Cédomir (ESSEC Business School Asia Pacific, Singapore)
ALAM Anwar (Policy Perspectives Foundation of India, New Delhi, India)
SETTOUL Elyamine (CNAM, France)
Speeches in French, English and Arabic (Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Arabic) – Moderator : Thom Sicking
CAUCANAS Rémi (IREMAM, France)
BREIDY Vanessa (Sophia University Institute, Florence, Italy)
YOUNÈS Michel (Université catholique de Lyon, France)
YASSNI Yassine (Université Abdel Malek Saadi, Morocco)
Speeches in French – Moderator : Emmanuel Pisani
AIT KABBOURA Mounia (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
MOSTFA Ali (Université catholique de Lyon, France)
RICHARD Thomas (Université Clermont-Auvergne, France)
ARBACHE Samir (Université catholique de Lille, France)
Speeches in French, English and Arabic (Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Arabic) – Moderator : Alessandro Ferrari
BOUCHIBA Farid (Université Lyon 2, France)
GAMAL Mohamed (Egyptian initiative of personal rights, Egypt)
FLEYFEL Antoine (Institut Chrétiens d’Orient, France)
SALEH Wael (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
Speeches in English – Moderator : Ali Mostfa
KARACA Asli (Al-Quds University, Palestine)
BOUTAHAR Youssef (Sidi Mohamed ben Adellah University, Fez, Morocco)
ANSORGE Dirk (Sankt Georgen School of Theology and Philosophy, Frankfurt, Germany)
MAREI Fouad Gehad (University of Birmingham, UK)
If you already have your tickets for the initial dates in April 2020, or for any question about the registration, please contact Lorraine Guitton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A part of the congress will be broadcasted live via videoconference. Registration is required to obtain the connection link. (check “ONLINE” at the top of the registration module).
PLURIEL offers free participation to Lebanese residents in Lebanon. For this, please contact us at email@example.com
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On May 23, 24, 25, the congress will take place at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Campus de l’innovation et du sport (Damascus Road, facing the French Embassy).
On May 26, morning, the congress will take place at La Sagesse University.