Orientation Workshop & Research Seminar on Morality and Finance held at Markfield

The Islamic Foundation and the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) in conjunction with the Islamic Development Bank and the Islamic Research & Training Institute (IRTI), Saudi Arabia held an Orientation Seminar and Research Workshop under the theme of “Morality and Finance” on 4 -6 October 2011 in the Markfield Conference Centre. This programme was in continuation of the earlier training programmes that was last held in 2008 and was organised to explore how modern financial practices can be reconciled with moral values.

The programme comprised of a two-day intensive training seminar and one day Research Workshop. It was attended by academics, scholars, practitioners and students from the Markfield Institute and other academic institutions in the UK as well as students from Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia. A number of research papers were presented by some of the worlds leading academics and practitioners in the field such as Professor Khurshid Ahmad and Dr Umer Chapra, Dr Sami Al-Suwailem and Dr Salman Ali from IRTI and Professor Rodney Wilson and Professor Habib Ahmed from Durham University amongst others.