University Liaison Office, UBD – The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) held a one-day symposium on Islamic Governance on 21 November, attracting over 100 academics, policy makers and Islamic Studies experts to the Senate Room, in the Chancellor Hall.

An Islamic system of governance provides the mechanisms and processes that are driven towards achieving the objectives of the Shari’ah. Islamic governance seeks a universal objective to create an environment of peaceful co-existence among all members of society regardless of their faiths to allow a nation to grow in harmony and prosperity.

Themed “Functionality and Relevance in a Modern Negara”, the symposium featured dynamic academic dialogues with experts in the field to cover a wide range of topics surrounding Islamic Governance such as Governance in a Contemporary Islamic Negara (country), Approaches in Islamic Public Sector Management, and Theorising Islamic International Relations, among other interesting topics.