CAL Speaker Series - Prof. Mona Siddiqui

Tuesday 9th October
10:00 - 12:00

Event Description

The Centre for Army Leadership Speaker Series
in association with The Sandhurst Trust

Tuesday 9th October 2018

at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst



The CAL's Leadership Speaker Series brings international, national and British Army leaders and leadership thinkers to an Army audience.  Speakers are researchers or practitioners in their fields and come to share their knowledge, ideas, research and experiences of leadership. It gives leaders the opportunity to ask subject matter experts their personal views on the practical application of leadership.

1000 - 1020 Arrival and registration
1020 All to be seated in Churchill Hall
1025 Guest speakers and VIP's arrive
1030 - 1045 Welcome and Introduction
1045 - 1145 Guest speaker: Professor Mona Siddiqui
1145 - 1200 Q&A
1200 Depart

Jacket and tie

Parking for this event is on Churchill Hall Parade Square.

There is an opportunity for Sandhurst Trust Members to attend a buffet lunch with Professor Mona Siddiqui and other leadership enthusiasts following the talk.

Tickets for the lunch are an additional £10 and available to Sandhurst Trust Members ONLY.

To book your place at the lunch please sign up below.

Serving Personnel: 
Serving members of the MOD, including civil servants, can register to attend on the CAL MOSS SITE (for those using MOD IT systems). Click here on MODNet (using Google Chrome)


About the Speaker:


Mona Siddiqui joined the University of Edinburgh’s Divinity school in December 2011 as the first Muslim woman to hold a Chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies. She also holds the posts of Assistant Principal for Religion and Society and Dean international for the Middle-East at the University of Edinburgh.  Prior to this, she worked at Glasgow University directing the Centre for the Study of Islam. Her research areas are primarily in the field of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and ethics and Christian-Muslim relations. Amongst her most recent publications are, 50 Ideas in Islam (Quercus, 2016), Muslim Christian Encounters 4 volumes, (Routledge, 2016) Hospitality in Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name (Yale UP, 2015), My Way: A Muslim Woman's Journey (IB Tauris, 2014), Christians, Muslims and Jesus (Yale University Press, 2013) and The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She is currently writing a monograph on her Gifford lectures on the theme of human struggle. She holds research grants from the Henry Luce Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation and the Issachar Foundation. She has held visiting professorships at several Dutch and American universities including a Humanitas Professorship at Cambridge University in 2014. Currently she is Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, British University in Dubai and Kings College, London.

Professor Siddiqui is also well known internationally as a public intellectual and a speaker on issues around religion, ethics and public life. She is a regular commentator in the media, known especially for her appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day. In June 2016, she became a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s award winning The Moral Maze.  In 2012, she appeared as a guest on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs and in July 2015, was a guest on BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions.  She chairs the BBC’s Religious Advisory Committee in Scotland and during 2016 served as chair of the Scotland `Stronger In’ pro Europe campaign.  In April 2016, she was invited by the Home Office to lead an independent review of shari`a councils in the UK; the report was published by the Home Office in February 2018. She is an elected member of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics as well as the British Medical Associations’ Medical Ethics committee. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, holds six honorary doctorates and an honorary fellowship of the Royal Society of Scottish Architects for her contributions to public life.  In 2011, she was awarded an OBE for her contribution to interfaith services. In 2014 she spoke on religion and politics at the World Economic Forum in Davos and in 2017 was listed in the Debretts top 500 list of the most influential people in the UK.

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