Gingko Conference 2017
The 2017 Gingko conference, held at the LSE in June, brought together dozens of scholars, religious leaders and policy makers from over 11 countries to debate and explore how
religious narratives interact with the contemporary geopolitical climate. Among the key note speakers were renowned author and broadcaster Karen Armstrong, Chair of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies at Edinburgh University Mona Siddiqui, former President of the LSE Craig Calhoun, British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson, Rabbi Naftali Brawer and Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Church in the UK.
Proceedings of the conference will be published in 2018.
A highlight of the event was a concert held at Holy Trinity Church curated by the Dean of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, Professor Mena Mark Hanna. Participants attended an
in the church to celebrate the breaking of the fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.