PCI NU 2nd Biennial International Conference

PCI NU 2nd Biennial International Conference
Seeking the middle path (Al Wassatiyyah) articulations of modern Islam
Nijmegen, The Netherlands


The Pengurus Cabang Istimewa Nahdlatul Ulama (PCI NU) Belanda will organize the 2nd Biennial on June 19th, 2018, co-hosted by the Radboud University Nijmegen and to be held at the premises of the University.

Panel 3 The Identificaton of Al Wassatiyyah in the Implementation of curbing and combating Radicalism and Panel 5 Al Wassatiyyah in the context of Science and Technology , Halal-Toyyib (fair) food, and Environmental Exploitation are run under the auspices of NICMCR.



08:00 – 09:00 Reception and registration Foyer Aula Radboud

Aula: Plenary Session

09:00 – 09:45 Opening Ceremony, speeches by:

Introducing the program by MC
Speech by President of Radboud University
Speech by Rais ‘Am Syuriyah of the Netherlands’, Special Branch of NU
Speech by HE. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, the Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands

09:45 – 10:15 Keynote:
Honorary Drs. H. Lukman H. Saifuddin, Minister of Religious Affairs (MoRA) of the Republic of Indonesia

10:15 – 10:45 Lecture 1:
Prof. Dr. KH. Said Aqil Siroj, M.A., NU Central Board Chairman

11:00 – 12:00 Lecture 2:
Prof. Dr. Timothy Winter (Syeikh Abdal Hakim Murad), professor at Cambridge University

12:00 – 12:30 Questions and Answers Aula


14:00 – 15:00: Panels, session 1

Panel 1: Aula
Topic: Globalization and the reality between respecting tradition and living in, also contributing to the modern world – In the Context of Islam in Europe; Muslim integration, Citizenship, and Human Rights
Convener: Dr. Martijn de Koning (RU Nijmegen)

Panel 2: Anton van Duinkerkenzaal
Topic The relevance of ‘Islam Nusantara’ in the Manifestation of Al-wassaṭiyya
Convener: Prof. Herman Beck (University of Tilburg)

Panel 3: Senaatzaal
Topic: The Identification of Al-wasaṭiyya – In the implementation of curbing and combating Radicalism
Conveners: Prof. Robert Setio (UKDW, Yogyakarta; NICMCR), Dr. Gerdien Bertrams-Troost (VU Amsterdam, NICMCR)

15:00 – 16:00: Panels, session 2

Panel 4: Aula
Topic: Al-wassaṭiyya – In the Context of Ethical Behaviour and related issues within the financial sector and economies (Sharia Banking)
Convener: Ahmad Mansur (PCI NU Belanda)

Panel 5: Senaatzaal
Topic: Al-wassaṭiyya – In the Context of Science and Technology, Halal-Toyyib (fair) food, and Environmental Exploitation
Convener: Dr. Zainal Ibidin Bagir (UGM, Yogyakarta; NICMCR)

Panel 6: Anton van Duinkerkenzaal
Topic: Al-wassaṭiyya – In the Context of Promoting Moderation and Understanding on Women’s Role and Status
Convener: Dr. Margreet van Es (RU Nijmegen)

Aula: Plenary Session

16:30 – 17:00 Lecture 4:
KH Yahya Cholil Staquf, General Secretary, Nahdlatul Ulama Supreme Council and Director of Religious Affairs, Bayt ar-Rahmah.

17:00 – 17:30 Lecture 5:
Yenny Wahid, the director of The Wahid Institute

17:30 – 18:00 Questions and Answers

18:00 – 18:30 Closing remarks:
Prof. dr. Frans Wijsen, Chair of Empirical & Practical Religious Studies, Vice-dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, Radboud University.

See for updates: http://nubelanda.nl/conference2019/