All Events

Canada's Civilian-Military Engagement in Afghanistan

a closed door discussion (Chatham House rule)

Speaker: Mr. Ken Lewis, Representative of Canada in Kandahar (RoCK)

Chairperson: Zarina Nalla, MBA (Uni of Birmingham) M.A. Intl. Studies (SOAS, Uni of London), Co-Founder & COO, IAIS Malaysia.

Venue: IAIS Malaysia Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur.

In January of 2009, Ken Lewis began his time in Kandahar Province as the RoCK (Representative of Canada in Kandahar). As the most senior civilian in the South of Afghanistan, Ken leads the Government of Canada’s coordinated diplomatic and reconstruction efforts in close cooperation with the Canadian Forces.

Islam in Africa


1. Moulana Igshaan Hendricks, President, Muslim Judicial Council & South African Hajj N Umrah Council.
2. Sh. Ebrahim Gabriels, Imam, Masjidur-Raabie,Portlands, South Africa.

Chairperson: Professor Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali,Founding Chairman & CEO, IAIS Malaysia.

Moulana Iegshaan Hendricks lives in South Africa. He is a specialist in the interpretation of the Holy Qur’an. He served as Imam, teacher, lecturer and Principal of various educational institutions. His interests include participating in debates, conducting research, and being active in community development. He describes himself as Palestinian activist.

OIC and its Potential & Prospects

Speaker: Professor Abdullah al-Ahsan, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)

Chairperson: Professor Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding Chairman & CEO, IAIS Malaysia.

Venue: IAIS Malaysia Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur.

Professor Abdullah al-Ahsan is professor at International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University Malaysia. Graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (M.A.), and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (Ph.D.), Dr. Ahsan has contributed many articles on the relationship between contemporary Islamic and Western civilizations.

Moral Principles And Guidelines On Corporate Law

Speaker: Professor Stephen B Young, Global Executive Director, The Caux Round Table

Chairperson: Professor Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding Chairman & CEO, IAIS Malaysia.

Venue: IAIS Malaysia Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur.

Stephen B. Young holds a PhD in Law from Harvard University and is the Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table (CRT), which brings together business leaders from Europe, Japan and other parts of Asia, as well as the United States, is committed to energizing the role of business and industry as a vital force for innovative global change.

Islam and Christology

co-organised by IAIS, YADIM & IBT


Speaker : Dr Louay Fatoohi


Respondent: Dr Ng Kam Weng


Venue : IAIS Malaysia Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur.

Programme includes an address by Dr Louay Fatoohi and launching of book 'The Mystery of the Historical Jesus: The Messiah in the Qur’an, the Bible And Historical Sources by Dr Louay Fatoohi' by Yg. Bhg. Datuk Haji Mohd Nakhaie Hj Ahmad, Chairman, Malaysian Islamic Dakwah Foundation (YADIM).

Dr. Louay Fatoohi is a British scholar who was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1961, and holds a PhD in Astronomy from Durham University, United Kingdom (1998). He reverted from Christianity to Islam in his early twenties.

Forum on 1Malaysia


The 1Malaysia concept has been a favourite topic of conversation among Malaysians soon after it was announced by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak upon his assumption of office as the country’s sixth Prime Minister. Many Malaysians are, however, still vague about the concept. They are interested to know more about it especially from those considered to be close to Datuk Seri Najib’s government. Given this urgent need for a better informed public on government policies, IAIS feels it has a role to play in promoting constructive dialogues among various sectors of society on such an important issue as the 1Malaysia concept. IAIS hopes this forum can contribute to a meaningful dialogue on the concept and its wide-ranging practical implications for Malaysia.

Panel Members

  1. Dr Chandra Muzaffar, Chairman, Yayasan 1Malaysia
  2. Datuk Dahan Abdul Latiff, Executive Director, Tabung Amanah Muhibah (TAMU)
  3. Datuk A. Kadir Jasin, Editor In Chief, Berita Publishing Sdn. Bhd.
  4. Dr K J John, Executive Director, Oriental Hearts and Mind Study Institute (OHMSI)
  5. Dr Asma Abdullah, Intercultural & Cross Cultural Matters Specialist

The USA and the Muslim World - Engagement? Or Rhetoric?

Moderator: Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, Chairman & CEO, ISIS Malaysia.

Panel Members

  1. Tan Sri Razali Ismail, Chairman, IRIS Corporation Berhad.
  2. Prof Dato’ Paduka Mohamad bin Abu Bakar, Department of International & Strategic Studies, Universiti Malaya.
  3. Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim, Department. of History, Universiti Malaya.
  4. Mr Robert G. Rapson *, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S Embassy in Malaysia. [* tentative]


“Obama Calls for Renewed Engagement Between the US and the Muslim World.” These were the headlines when President Barack Obama delivered his recent speech in Cairo, holding an olive branch out to Muslims calling for a new page in relations between America with Islam. Does his speech signal a major turn in US policy towards Muslim nations? Will the new US Administration really adopt a different strategy in pressing Israel to make concessions for a peace treaty with the Palestinians? How do Iran’s pursuit of nuclear energy, the violent instability in Pakistan, the US ‘War against Terror’ in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the impact of the global economic crisis, affect such renewed engagement?

Religion at Work Place


  • How do we describe an Islamic corporate culture?
  • What are the values and shared practices which should be observed in an Islamic based organization?
  • What are the key competencies of an Islamic leader/manager to function effectively at the workplace & how are they measured ?
  • Do Malay Muslim CEOS have a ready made template to evolve a work culture that is truly Islamic?
  • What is the role of religion at the workplace in Malaysian organizations?