By Dr. Matthew Wilkinson
On Tuesday, 31st January Matthew Tariq Wilkinson, principal researcher, visited Dr. Farid Panjwani visited Dr Farid Panjwnai at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Euston, London to invite him to become an associate advisor to the Curriculum for Cohesion project.
Dr Panjwani is currently an Assistant Professor at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. An alumnus of the IIS’ Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities, he 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.
This expertise makes him a particularly appropriate associate advisor to the team and we are grateful that he has agreed to be involved.