Ramadan Majlis Nights @ MOTF

Future Innovation Enabled by Islamic Principles



10:30 pm


12:00 am

MOTF Lobby

Future Innovation Enabled by Islamic Principles

Welcome to the Ramadan Majlis Nights, presented in collaboration with Dubai Future Labs. Join us for three evenings of enlightening discussions held in the lobby of the Museum of the Future, from March 16 to March 30, during the holy month of Ramadan!

Delve into a unique exploration of how Islamic principles can shape and guide the future of innovation and research. Our series of discussions will revolve around the rich heritage of Islamic ethics, intertwining them with contemporary scientific advancement and policy-making.

Against the backdrop of Dubai's pioneering R&D program, which provides a roadmap for sustainable and socially responsible innovation, our speakers will include Islamic scholars, international academics, and UAE thought leaders.

In Session 1, titled "Future Innovation Enabled by Islamic Principles," we focus on integrating Islamic ethical principles into modern scientific and technological research. Explore the harmony between progress and moral responsibility, drawing from the rich legacy of Islamic scholars in science and philosophy. We are honored to have Dr. Roy Casagranda as our special guest speaker, followed by a Discussion and Q/A led by the Dean of Dubai Future Academy, Dr. Mohamed Qasem.

After the session, enjoy bites, beverages, and networking opportunities, fostering meaningful connections and discussions!

Dr. Roy Casagranda - Speaker
Dr. Casagranda is a Professor of Government at Austin Community College, where he teaches political science. He also focuses on public engagement - giving dozens of news interviews and speeches and writing opinion pieces on US and Middle East politics and history. He also runs the Austin School Lecture Series, which has over 3.75 million YouTube.

Dr. Mohamed Qasem – Discussion and Q&A Lead
Dean of the Dubai Future Academy. He previously worked in the Electronics
department at the College of Technological Studies (CTS) at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). He specializes in Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning, and his expertise are in optimization and data compression. He also worked as a consultant to the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) advancing science communications. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Digital School in the United Arab Emirates. He was selected by Nature Middle East as one of six science communicators to follow. He communicates science through his public lectures delivered in around the world, TV programs, the Sciware podcast and his social media accounts.
Suited for ages above 16
Date: Saturday, March 16th
Duration: 1 hour & 15 minutes
Start Time: 10:30 PM

Location: MOTF Lobby

Access to the Museum:
Registration grants you access to this event, but does not include entry into the museum itself.

Tickets are sold online and require advanced booking.

Parking Instructions:
Limited paid parking spots are available at the Museum and Emirates Towers Boulevard. The Emirates Towers Metro Station is connected to the museum as well.