Charitable NGOs: Between Patronage and Empowerment
Welcome with coffee
First session: Islamist NGOs and youth movements in the Middle East
Egbert Harmsen (ISIM), Islamist
NGOs in Jordan and the empowerment of subaltern groups
Juul Petersen and Sara Lei Sparre (Danish Institute for International
Studies), Islamic youth movements, charitable work and development in Jordan and
Second session: Broader concerns
Sheila Carapico (University of Richmond), on the landscapes of
NGOs in the Middle East (invited)
Hroub (Cambridge Arab Media Project), Hamas
and its social welfare activities
Benthall (University College London), Islamic
charitable NGOs, development, relief work, and the "war on terror "
Third session: Comments and discussion
Chaired by Tini van Goor, HIVOS
Dower (University of Aberdeen), Religion,
ethics and development: comments
be followed by further discussions with the audience.
conference will be semi-public: only a limited number of listeners can
be admitted. Those interested in attending are requested to write to email@example.com
before 8 June 2007.
conference is organized by ISIM with the support of HIVOS, and with
reference to the PhD defense by ISIM Fellow Egbert Harmsen at Utrecht
University on 13 June on
‘Religious Discourse and Social Practice of Islamic Voluntary Welfare
Associations in Jordan.’ This dissertation will be published in the ISIM
Dissertations series at Amsterdam University Press.