Dr. Farid Panjwani

Keynote Speaker - Habib University Postcolonial Higher Education Conference

Senior Lecturer and Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education
Institute of Education, University of London

Topic: Passionate sense of the Potential”: Towards Constructing a New Social Imagination

Dr Farid Panjwani received his doctorate from Oxford University in the philosophy of education, investigating the role of faith schools in liberal democracies. With a background in the philosophy of education, international development and Islamic studies, Dr Panjwani is particularly interested in the interface between religious and citizenship education and the philosophical questions posed by the need for social cohesion in contemporary multicultural societies.

His work additionally deals with forms of social and political marginalisation and relationships between culture and economy. He has published several papers on these subjects, most recently, Panjwani, F. (2013) 'From 'Islamic' values to 'religio-secular' values in Muslim contexts: Educational implications of a conceptual shift'. In Arthur, J. & Lovat, T. (Eds), The Routledge International Handbook of Education, religion and Values.