My Story

Last wednesday, I presented a paper entitled the Stakeholders Model of Corporate Governance in Islamic Economic System in the Workshop of Islamic Economic, Finance and Business at the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA), University of Durham. Alhamdulillah, my supervisor was happy with the presentation and gave positive comments on the overall contents of my paper. In fact, he recommended to me to present another paper in the coming Islamic finance Seminar jointly organized by the SGIA, University of Durham and Kyoto University, Japan. Interestingly, the paper presented will be edited by Professor Kosughi and published by international publisher, Routledge.

Next week, I’ll attend the Conference of Malaysian Study on Islam at the University of Wales, Lamperter and present a theoretical paper of Islamic Corporate Governance in Islamic financial institutions. This conference will be held from 28-29th June 2008 and it is jointly organized by the Malaysian Student Department and the University of Wales.

Soon after the conference of Malaysian study on Islam, I have to return to Durham to attend the Islamic Finance Summer School from 30th June-4th July 2008. Here I have an appointment with Dr. Basil Mustafa of the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies (OXCIS) to discuss on his offer to joint Islamic finance team in the OXCIS for 3-6 months.

Before the end of Islamic finance summer school, I have to immediately go to Imperial College, London to attend another conference on Money, Economy and Management organized by the World Banking Institute, 3rd-4th July 2008. My paper in this conference will be published in the Journal of Banking and Business Policy Research.

My schedule is very tight and I’ll remain in London until 6th July 2008. This is due to the invitation by Postgraduate Society of the London School of Economics (LSE) to present an abstract of my research at the LSE Dissertation event. I have already been booked by a few postgraduate students of the LSE to be interviewed after the academic event.

Finally, on 6th July 2008, I’ll return to Durham. My work schedule does not stop at this stage because on the next day I have to present a paper in the Islamic finance Seminar at the SGIA, University of Durham. This seminar is jointly organized with Kyoto University.

I admit that it is a lot to write about my story in this weblog but before it becomes too long and irrelevant, I prefer to end my writing here.

Cheers

ZULKIFLI HASAN
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

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