Gammarth, Tunis, Tunisia
Open to the Public
Talks and discussions will be in English.
9:30-10:30 AM CASE STUDY of MALAYSIA's Economic Successes
By Mr. Ali Salman
CEO of IDEAS-Malaysia
10:30 - 11:00 AM Coffee Break
CASE STUDY of TURKEY's Economic Successes
Dr. Bican Shahin
Professor at Hacettepe Univ. Turkey
Ali Salman (Pakistan/Malaysia)
Ali is currently based in Malaysia, where he heads a prominent think tank, IDEAS. Ali is an economist and author of "Islam & Economics: A Primer on Markets, Morals and Justice" (forthcoming) and "Discord between Social Justice and Economic Freedom in Islam". He is a founding member of Islam and Liberty Network. He is also the founder of Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) - Pakistan's leading free market think tank. Earlier, he has worked as a consultant and trainer for major international development organizations, public sector organizations and non-profits; worked in the government, academia and private sector. He has held a Fulbright scholarship, Royal Netherlands Fellowship and Charles Wallace Fellowship and has master degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Business Administration. He writes regularly for Express Tribune, a partner publication of International Herald Tribune/New York Times and various Malaysian newspapers.
Dr. Bican Sahin (Turkey)
Bican Sahin is an associate professor of political science at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. He is also the President of Freedom Research Association, a liberal think tank based in Ankara. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003. Among his research topics are classical liberal and libertarian philosophy, the relation between liberal democracy and Islam, and the relationships between state and civil society in Turkey. Currently, he is a visiting associate professor at the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He carries out a research on the relationship between liberalism and democracy.