Transnational Islamism: A challenge for the Arab State

Günay, Themen

Veranstaltung, Summary 10.10.2014

In-House Workshop


The ongoing changes in the Arab region have revealed the weakness of the modern Arab state and its institutions. The growing informalisation of state-society relations has leveraged the rise of kinship and faith-based networks that permeate society. Often, these networks have a transnational character. Islamist organizations and networks have been the most prominent among them. Not only radical groups such as IS (Islamic State) or Al-Qaida and its branches operate transnationally, but also more moderate representatives as the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) have offshoots in various Arab countries. In light of the current developments in the Middle East and in Sudan, the workshop aims to pick up on the transnational agenda of Islamist groups (violent and non-violent ones) and discuss the challenges this poses to the Arab states.

For the full summary of the workshop please click here.

Interventions by:
Muhammad Jalal Ahmad Hashim, PhD, University of Khartoum / Sudan on Islamist politics in the post-Nimeiri Sudan

Rüdiger Lohlker, Institute for Oriental Studies / University of Vienna on the Muslim Brotherhood and the Muhammadiyya

Robert Wesley, President, Terrorism Research Initiative on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the status of al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya

Cengiz Günay and Jan Pospisil, Austrian Institute for International Affairs

Friday, October 10th, 2014
2 pm to 4 pm / 14:00 – 16:00
oiip, Berggasse 7 | 1090 Vienna