International Symposium on
"Iqbal and Modern Era"
Gent, Belgium 18-19 November, 1997
Arrival of Guests. Stay at Hotel IBIS Centre, Gent.
09-00 hrs Arrival of Participants at Faculty Club, Pand, Onderbergen Near St. Michel Church, Gent University, Gent.
09-30 hrs Coffee.
10-00 hrs Welcoming address by Professor Urbain Vermeulen.
10-30 hrs Opening remarks by Mr. Riaz Mohammad Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan
11-00 hrs Progress on Bibliography Project by Dr. Daniel De Smet, Catholic University, Leuven.
11-30 hrs Presentation by Madam Annemarie Schimmel, President, Iqbal Foundation, Bonn, Germany. Theme: "Iqbal and Classical Islamic Traditions".
12-00 hrs Presentation by Dr. G. R. Sabri-Tabrizi, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Theme: "Relevance to the Present Day World. Persian Writings of Iqbal".
12-30 hrs Question-Answer Session.
13-00 hrs Lunch.
14-00 hrs Presentation by Prof. J.C. Burgel, University of Bern, Switzerland. Theme: Mohammad Iqbal’s Ideas about Poet’s Role in Society".
14-30 hrs Presentation by Mr. Jan Marek, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Theme: "Iqbal and Islamic Fundamentalism, Nationalism and Patriotism".
15-00 hrs Coffee Break.
15-30 hrs Presentation by Prof. Dr. S.A. Durrani, Vice President, Iqbal Foundation, Europe, University of Birmingham, UK. Theme: "Iqbal as a bridge between the East and the West".
16-00 hrs Presentation by Mr. M. Suheyl Umar, Director, Iqbal Academy, Pakistan, Lahore. Theme: "That I May See and Tell" Significance of Iqbal's Wisdom Poetry.
16.30 hrs Question-Answer Session.
17-00 hrs to Reception in honour of participants and
19-00 hrs guests of Iqbal Symposium.
09-00 hrs Coffee
09-30 hrs Presentation by Dr. Natalia Prigarina Oriental Institute, Moscow, Theme: "The Problems of Interpretation of Iqbal’s Poetry at the end of 20th Century".
10-00 hrs Presentation by Khaled Ahmed, Editor, Friday Times, Lahore. Theme: "Allama Iqbal’s View of Fiqh".
10-30 hrs Presentation by Professor Vito Salierno, Scientific High College "E. Vittorini", Milano, Rome. Theme: "Iqbal and Italy".
11-00 hrs Presentation by M. Ikram
Chaghatai, Urdu Science Board, Lahore, Theme: "
Iqbal and Germany".
11-30 hrs Presentation by Professor Van Tongerloo, Kuleuven. Theme: "Iqbal’s Concept of Self-identity".
12-00 hrs Question-Answer Session.
13-00 hrs Lunch.
14-30 hrs Presentation by Dr. Rafi-ud-Din Hashmi, Professor, Oriental College, Lahore. Theme: "The Relevance of Iqbal’s Thought in the Modern World".
15-30 hrs Coffee Break
16-30 hrs Presentation by Professor Tehseen Firaqi, Punjab University, Lahore. Theme: "Man Versus Universe. Iqbal’s Perception".
17.00 hrs Question-Answer Session.
17.30 hrs Concluding Session.