Ekpyrosis Press sponsors the roundtable discussion: Ali Shariati and Post-Colonial/Critical Social Theory

On November 28, 2021, Ekpyrosis Press sponsored a roundtable of scholars commemorating the 1975 death of the Iranian social theorist and revolutionary, Dr. Ali Shariati. Steeped within Iranian and Shi’i Islamic history, the scholars delved into the meaning of Shariati’s work, his relevance to today’s society, as well as his place within the pantheon of revolutionary theorists.

Participants included: Sayed Hassan Akhlaq (USA), Dustin J. Byrd (USA), Michael Naughton (UK), Seyed Javad Miri (Iran), Mehdi Shariati (USA), and Esmaeil Mehdi Zeiny (Malaysia)

“Ali Shariati and Post-Colonial/Critical Social Theory – Part 1”
“Ali Shariati and Post-Colonial/Critical Social Theory – Part 2”

In 2020, Ekpyrosis Press published Seyed Javad Miri’s book, Ali Shariati: Expanding the Sociological Canon.

Ekpyrosis Press sponsors the global roundtable event: “Philosophy and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century.”

On November 21, 2021, Ekpyrosis Press sponsored a global roundtable event entitled, “Philosophy and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century,” in celebration of the UN’s World Philosophy Day. The discourse among scholars from the US, UK, Iran, and Malaysia, covered a variety of topics, including modern challenges to philosophy, the political-economic and social role of philosophers, as well as man’s ability (and inability) to think beyond the given. The link to the two-part discourse can be found below.

Participants include: Dustin J. Byrd, Ph.D., Michael Naughton, Ph.D., Mehdi Shariati, Ph.D., Seyed Javad Miri, Ph.D., and Esmael Mehdi Zeiny, Ph.D.

Part 1: “Philosophy and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century”
Part 2: “Philosophy and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century”

Ekpyrosis Press sponsors the global roundtable, “Martyrdom and the Dialectics of Religion.”

On August 25th, 2021, Ekpyrosis Press sponsored a global roundtable of scholars discussing the nature and significance of martyrdom as a feature of dialectical religion. Those participating in the discourse included Syed Farid Alatas (Singapore), Dustin J. Byrd (USA), Mahjabeen Dhala (USA), Syed Sajjad Rizvi (UK), Mehdi Shariati (USA), Rudolf J. Siebert (USA), and Seyed Javad Miri (Iran). The entire discourse can be found on Ekpyrosis Press’s YouTube channel or through the link below.

Ekpyrosis Press sponsors the global roundtable, “Critical Theory and the Human Condition: A Discourse among Scholars.”

This July 22, 2021, event featured scholars from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, including philosophy, sociology, theology, and history. The participating scholars were the following: Syed Farid Alatas (Singapore), Dustin J. Byrd (USA), Mehdi Shariati (USA), Rudolf J. Siebert (USA), Michael Naughton (UK), and Seyed Javad Miri (Iran). In the discourse, the participants discussed the challenges humans have faced in the past, are facing in the present, and are likely to struggle with in the future, including problem that are political, ecological, economic, and cultural in nature. This event was co-sponsored by the Global Center for Inter-Civilizational Dialogue. The entire discourse can be found on Ekpyrosis Press YouTube channel, which can be found by the link below:

Ekpyrosis Press sponsors the global roundtable, “Ali Shariati: Legacy and Relevance.”

On June 17th, 2021, Ekpyrosis Press sponsored the global roundtable on the revolutionary Iranian sociologist, Ali Shariati. Recently, Ekpyrosis Press published Seyed Javad Miri’s collection of essays entitled, Ali Shariati: Expanding the Sociological Canon, which highlight the continual important of Shariati’s work in the field of sociology, intellectual history, Iranian thought, and contemporary political Islamic thought. Dr. Miri joined the discussion on June 17th.

The discourse is divided into a morning and afternoon session.

Session 1

Ali Shariati: Legacy and Relevance – Session 1 – June 17th, 2021

Session 2

Ali Shariati: Legacy and Relevance – Session 2 – June 17th, 2021