NEW DELHI: Indialogue Foundation and Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard organized a Lecture on “Contribution of Hizmet Movement to Education, Development and Social Harmony” on 4th February, 2014. The guest speaker was Prof. Anwar Alam the Professor of International Relations from Zirve University, Turkey. Lecture was conducted at Seminar Hall, Department of Islamic. Students, research scholars and faculty of department participated in this event. Prof. Firdous Wani the Registrar of the Jamia Hamdard presided over the function and shared his thought on the subject. Prof. Ghulam Yahya Anjum the Head Department of Islamic Studies delivered vote of thanks.
About Prof. Anwar Alam: Prof. Anwar Alam is currently Professor at Department of International Relations, Zirve University, Gazi Antep, Turkey. Earlier he was Professor and Director at the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi. He has served as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and Assistant and Associate Professor at the Centre for West Asian and African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has been awarded the ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research) Doctoral Fellowship (1991),International Visitor Programme (Islamic) Scholarship, USA, (2002), Indo-French Social Scientist Exchange Programme Fellowship (2003, 2010) and Alexandor Von Humboldt Post Doctoral Fellowship (2004-2006). He has been Visiting Fellow at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH), Paris, France, (March-April 2005), Centre for Citizenship and Ethnicity, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, (May-June 2005) and at International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden, Netherlands, (July-August 2005). He was Visiting Professor at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey (September 2010 –August 2011).
He has authored five books, Religion and State: A Comparative Study of Contemporary Egypt, Iran and Saudi Arabia (1998), India and West Asia in the Era of Globalisation (ed, 2008) and Iran and Post 9/11 World Order(ed,2009), Contemporary West Asia ( ed 2010), India, Global Power and West Asia (ed 2011) and India and Iran: An Assessment of Contemporary Relations (2011). Besides, he has contributed several articles in national and international referred journals and chapters in edited books. His area of research interests includes International Politics, Political Theory, Religion and Politics, Political Islam, Globalisation and Muslim Society.