Regional Summer Institute, 2007

Tavrida National University, Simferopol, Ukraine

"Islamic Thoughts and Islamic Movements": The third in a series hosted by the SSRC's Eurasia Program, part of its Teaching Islam in Eurasia initiative. This institute emphasized the two broad topics of Islamic thought and Islamic movements, spending approximately a week on each theme. Each participant actively lectured and responded to questions on pre-selected topics as well as participating in a number of group discussions. A panel devoted to Crimean scholars and related excursions throughout Simferopol and Crimea continued the SSRC’s attempts to use the shifting locations of the summer institutes to highlight both similarities and differences in the roles that Islam has played and continues to play throughout the vast and varied regions of Eurasia, both historically and contemporaneously.