Prof. Ross Dunn

San Diego State University. USA

Ross E. Dunn is Professor Emeritus of History at San Diego State University, where he taught African, Islamic, and world history. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Sebastian Prange

The University of British Colombia, Canada

Sebastian R. Prange is Assistant Professor of South Asian History at the University of British Columbia. He researches the organization and trans-oceanic exchanges of Muslim trade networks in the pre-modern Indian Ocean, with a special focus on South India. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Morgan Davis

Maxwell Institute, BYU, USA

D. Morgan Davis is an assistant research professor at Brigham Young University’s Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. He holds a PhD (2005) in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Utah, an MA in history from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BA in Near Eastern Studies from Brigham Young University. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Maliki

Ambassador of Morocco to India

Prof. Scott Kugle

Emori University, USA

Scott Kugle is a Professor of Islamic and South Asian Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, USA. His research focuses on Sufism, Islamic devotional literature and music, and on gender studies. He has lived and taught for many years in Hyderabad, India. His research languages are Arabic, Persian and Urdu, and he has published seven books and many articles. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Marco Ventura

University of Siena, Italy

Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, University of Parma. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Mehrdad Shokooy

Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies, The University of Greenwich

Born in Tehran, Mehrdad Shokoohy studied architecture at the National University of Iran. While Head of the Architectural Department of the Centre for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, his architectural projects included libraries and cultural centres in Iran. He also designed institutional buildings and private houses. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Baharul Islam

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

Prof K M Baharul Islam has been teaching and researching in the area of Interfaith Dialogue, Transitional Justice, Law, Education and ICT for Development for more than two decades. He is the Professor and Chairperson of Communications area at Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur and presently working as a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Natalie Honoria Shokoohy

United Kingdom

She completed her MA thesis: “The development of architectural design in the early Islamic Architecture of India (12th-13th century)” at the Royal College of Art (1986) and her Doctoral Thesis entitled “Auhadi and Lodi Architecture of Bayana, Rajasthan (1400-1526)” at London Metropolitan University (2005) Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Zhang Yuanpeng

Director, Institute of World Economy, China

Director of the Institute of World Economy. China. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. M.G.S. Narayanan

Former Chairman of Indian Council for Historic Research

He is a veteran historian from Kerala. He was a professor and head of department of History in University of Calicut. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Shaojin Chai

Ministry of Culture, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Shaojin Chai was born in Northwest China and attended college in Beijing before he got his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is currently a senior research fellow in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development in UAE. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Rev. Jose Nandhikkara CMI

Director, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate

Rev. Jose Nandhikkara CMI, a Carmelite Priest, is the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Christ University, Bangalore. He also serves as Director of the Centre for the Study of World Religions and Chief Editor of the Journal of Dharma. He has attended various national and international conferences where he presented research papers on Philosophy and Religious Studies. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. K. K. N. Kurup

Former vice-chancellor of the University of Calicut

K. K. N. Kurup is a historian of India and a former vice-chancellor of the University of Calicut. He is specialised in the history of the Malabar region of South India. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Edward Iron

Director, The Honkong Institute for Culture, Commerece and Religion

Dr. Mahmood Kooria

Leiden University, the Netherlands

Mahmood Kooria is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Leiden University, the Netherlands. Earlier he was a joint research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and African Studies Centre (ASC), Leiden. With Michael N. Pearson he has edited Malabar in the Indian Ocean World: Cosmopolitanism in a Maritime Historical Region (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018). Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. Arshad Islam

IIUM, Malaysia

Dr. Arshad Islam, Associate Professor, holds B.Sc. and M. A. degrees from Gorakhpur University, and M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He joined International Islamic University Malaysia in 1991 and has since taught courses in Southeast Asian history, Indian history, History of Science, Islamic History and Civilization, Rise and fall of Civilizations, and Central Asian history. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Prof. KP Fabian

Professor at Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi

Post-retirement, Ambassador Fabian has served as Visiting Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University and held the K P S Menon Chair in Mahatma Gandhi University , Kottayam. He is currently Professor at Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Ophira Gamliel

Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow

Ophira Gamliel is a lecturer of South Asian Religions at the University of Glasgow in the UK. She was a post-doctoral researcher in the ERC-funded project on Eastern Jewish-Christian relations in premodern Asia and Africa ( at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Khoundkar Alamgir

Assistant Professor of National University, Bangladesh

Khoundkar Alamgir is a teacher of Islamic History and Culture, National University Bangladesh. He earned his doctorate in Islamic Art and Archaeology. He is a former officer of the Department of Archaeology, Government of Bangladesh. After twenty three years of research and office administration he made a switch to the National University. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Abbas Panakkal

Director, International Interfaith Harmony Initiative

Dr. Abbas Panakkal is the director of International Interfaith Harmony Initiative for the past six years. Abbas was awarded a fellowship by the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue from Griffith University, Australia. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Dr. Hussain Randathani

Historian and Author

Dr.Hussain K.Randathaniis a historian and author of historical works on Indian History. He hails from Malappuram, Kerala state of India. He has served as Professor of history in MES College, Mannarkkad and Kunhali Marakkar Centre, University of Calicut. Read Abstract and Detailed Bio

Nuaiman Keeprath Andru

Assistant Professor, University of Calicut

Md. Abusalah Sakender

Assistant Professor, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.