Fellow's Seminar: Mr. Mohamed Elamin Elbushra Mahgoub

Invitation to the Fellow’s Seminar Fiscal 2009-2010 (on April 8, 2009)

The Japan Foundation
Europe, Middle East and Africa Div.

The Japan Foundation would like to welcome you to join us for the Fellows' Seminar for Fiscal 2009-2010. The presenter is Mr. Mohamed Elamin Elbushra Mahgoub from UAE (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates).

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Time: 16:00-18:00
Venue: Seminar Room 1 at the Japan Foundation Head Office.
The Japan Foundation headquarters moved to the new office.
Please refer to the link below.


AdmissionAdmission Fee: Free
Language: English (no interpretation)
Contact: If you would like to attend the seminar, please notify the address as below with your name, affiliation, and contact information (tel., fax or e-mail).
[Contact Address]
Tel: 03-5369-6071/ Fax: 03-5369-6041 E-mail

If you would apply by e-mail, please be aware to write the name of the presenter and the date of the seminar in the title. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Europe, Middle East and Africa Section,
Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Dept.
Naoko Tomioka (Ms.) Tel: 03-5369-6071

Presenter: Mohamed Elamin Elbushra Mahgoub
Mr. Mohomed is a professor of law at Criminal Justice University College in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As a Japan Foundation Fellow, he is currently carrying out his research at Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba.
Presentation Theme: “Contemporary terrorism: diversity of perspectives"

Terrorism is not a new topic of research. Innumerable researches and books were published treating terrorism from different angles. Terrorism is a unique criminal pattern deeply rooted in human history, and it will remain, as far as diversity remains in culture. So research should always continue on the unsolved problems, so as to be alert and cautious, just as we are cautious to earth quakes in Japan. This research was conducted to assure the common understanding of the international terrorism recently adopted by the majority of the international community, emphasizing diversity of perspectives as a major cause.

In this context, it was essential to outline the concept of Jihad or fighting for the Cause of Allah from the perspective of the Muslim scholars and non-Muslim scholars. By highlighting the controversial opinions of Muslim and non-Muslim scholars, this study may provide grounds to distinguish between Islamic Jihad and contemporary terrorist activities and political violence. Considering Jihad and terrorism as a concern of the international community, the study aims suggesting new ideas and practical tools to adopt a global framework for peace and justice that might lead to prevention of terrorism and identify the roots and the future of culture conflict threatening global peace and security.

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