Forum on: Understanding The Jerusalem Contention
Venue: IAIS Malaysia, Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1. DR. CHANDRA MUZAFFAR
Chandra Muzaffar is a Malaysian Muslim political scientist, and an Islamic reformist and activist. He has written on civilisation dialogue, human rights, Malaysian politics and international relations. Muzaffar was the first Director of the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue at the University of Malaya. He then became the Noordin Sopiee Professor of Global Studies at the University of Science (USM) in Penang. In 1977 he founded a multi-ethnic social reform group, Aliran Kesedaran Negara, which he led for 14 years. He later became president of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), which seeks to raise public consciousness on the moral and intellectual basis of global justice.
2. ASSOC. PROF. DR. AZMI HASSAN
Azmi Hassan is currently a GeoStrategist at Institute of GeoSpatial (INSTeG) and Perdana School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He applied his expertise in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) to augment rigorous analysis with creative and innovative solutions for a better world. He subscribed to the notion that a good and sound public policy can be crafted by understanding the scientific and engineering underpinning attached to the issue. He writes for the mainstream media of The New Straits Times, Berita Harian and more recently Utusan Malaysia opined about defense, strategic and international geopolitics issues.
3. ASSOC. PROF. DR. HAFIDZI MOHD NOOR
Hafidzi Mohd Noor is a lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He is an avid reader of history who has written many books and articles, appeared in various media interviews (television, radios and newspapers) and delivered numerous lectures on the subject of Palestine and the ummah in general. He has been to Gaza twice – first during the Board of Trustee to Gaza (BOT2Gaza) mission (22nd-29th Jan 2012) and second during Aqsa2Gaza10 mission (29 Nov-3 Dec 2012) almost immediately after the 2012 war ended. He is also the recipient of the National Maulidur Rasul Award 1436H/2014 in honor of his excellent services in humanitarian cause.
09:30am Arrival of Guests & Registration
10:00am Welcoming Remarks by the Moderator, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil, Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia
10:05am Special Address, Tan Sri Ahmad Al Farra
10:15am Presentation by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar
10:30am Presentation by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azmi Hassan
10:45am Presentation by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hafidzi Mohd Noor
11:00am Presentation by Mr. Jason Leong
11:15am Interactive Session
11:55am Concluding Remarks by the Moderator
12:00pm Adjournment & Refreshment