Umran Academıc research Assocıatıon

The Umran Academic Research Association (UARA) is an academic project of the Umran Green Perspective Foundation (established as a section 8 company in India under the 2013 Act), which was founded by Rajeev Kumar. The UARA draws inspiration from Professor Bruce B Lawrence’s teachings on the Cosmopolitan Spirit (based on his theory of ‘barzakh logic’) and the green perspective of UMRAN (a sustainable approach, Bauhaus philosophy, and values and respects to the environment) to foster the global cosmopolitan spirit. Barzakh is a Quranic term that signifies “divider” or “barrier.” Prof. Bruce theorizes the term as a civilizational and cosmopolitan force. He conceives barzakh as a crucial word, as a bridge rather than a barrier that brings all cultures, people, races, and religions in communication without losing their identity or originality. According to him, barzakh is a thin line or inter-space that links two realms without allowing one to be diluted or overshadowed by the other. He refers to this liminality as ‘barzakh logic’.

Upcoming Event

20
April
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UGS Orientation Program
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Online (India Time)

Welcome (5 minutes) Greeting all participants and introducing the orientation session. Video of UGS (10 minutes) Play a video that showcases the UGS vision,...

03
June
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English: A Universal Language of Culture and Commerce
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online (Istanbul Time)

Event Description: The English department will entertain Umran with poems from famous English poets, stories of life for a new migrant in England and...

18
May
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Shab-e-Hindspaña
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online (Istanbul Time)

EVENT DESCRIPTION Students from the School of Spanish will present the cultural program “Shab-e-Hindspaña” this Thursday, on 18 May. We cordially invite people to...

11
March
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Interlingua: Cultural Activities by students and teachers of Language Academy
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Online (Istanbul Time)

EVENT DESCRIPTION This Saturday, students and teachers from various departments of Language Academy will present “interlingua,” a cultural program. This activity will be a...

25
February
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interlingua
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online (Istanbul Time)

EVENT DESCRIPTION This Saturday, students from the French department will present “interlingua,” a cultural program. This activity will be a combination of English and...

11
February
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Hindspaña
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Online (India Time)

EVENT DESCRIPTION Students from the School of Spanish will present the cultural program “Hindspaña” this Saturday. We cordially invite people to participate in this...

29
January
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UGS Post Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online zoom

EVENT DESCRIPTION For the extracurricular activities of students and teachers, UGS has been designing its own magazine, UGS Post. We will encourage teachers and...

31
December
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New Year’s Eve – Stories and Celebrations​
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online (Istanbul Time)

EVENT DESCRIPTION Umran Green School cordially invites you to its Culture Program, “New Year’s Eve – Stories and Celebrations​”.  The program will feature performances from...

17
December
Poetry Evening (2) (1)
Poetry Evening-Tamanao Ki Taseer
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online (Istanbul Time)

EVENT DESCRIPTION Umran Green School cordially invites you to its Culture Program, “Poetry Evening.” We have a special guest from India named Shailendra Pal....

29
July
UGS Workshop
Umran Culture Program
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online (Istanbul Time)

Description: UGS organizes cultural activities such as talks, events, performances, communication, and cultural exchange on alternate Saturdays. Our qualified teachers assist students in presenting...

26
November
25
Free Language Courses Sign Up
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Online

Welcome to the Umran Language Academy. The UGS committee decided to grant full language scholarships to all students. For better learning, students can choose one...

26
November
25
Orientation Day
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Süleymaniye Salis Medresesi, Süleymaniye, Mimar Sinan Cd. No:38, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul

Description of Event Umran Language Academy extends a warm welcome to all. Our semester begins on November 26th. We will begin with an orientation...

05
November
Colors as the Smiles of Nature.
Colors as the Smiles of Nature
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Description UGS Language Academy invites you to participate in an open online painting exhibition. The exhibition’s theme is “Colors as the Smiles of Nature.”...

18
September
Workshop
Workshop for Effective Communication Skill Development
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online Zoom

Workshop for Effective Communication Skill Development Communication is the single most important factor that contributes to the overall quality of one’s life. However, they...

23
August
UGS Workshop
UGS Scholarship Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Descrition: On August 23, Umran Green School will hold a workshop on UGS Scholarship for Language Learning. Discover the UGS Scholarship and how...

30
September
UGS Scholarship Workshop
UGS Scholarship Workshop
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Online

EVENT DESCRIPTION The UGPF offers scholarships to students who desire to study a foreign language. In order to assist students in receiving the scholarship,...

27
February
War, Violence and Distorted Identity: Reading Tahmima Anam
War, Violence and Distorted Identity: Reading Tahmima Anam
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Istanbul, Turkey (Zoom)

Ankita Dubey, Speaker Ms Ankita Dubey is a Doctoral scholar at the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi with nearly six years...

03
April
Two Days Webinar-Cosmopolitan Turn: Identıty and Literature
Two Days Webinar-Cosmopolitan Turn: Identıty and Literature
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Delhi, India (Online)

Moderator:  Professor miriam cooke  Duke University, USA Dr. cooke is Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. Her research concerns Middle Eastern...

08
May
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Body, Medicine, And Feminism: The Life And Work Of Nawal El Saadawi
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Duke University, USA (Online)

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | APRIL 7 & 8, 2022 Duke University | Registration: https://duke.is/nyrw7 THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022 KEYNOTE 10 am EST (7 PST, 5 Cairo)...

22
May
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Beat Explorations by Robert Masterson
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Istanbul, Turkey (Zoom)

BEAT EXPLORATIONS This brief workshop will focus on the Beat conception of, as William Burroughs described it, the “celestial radio.” From Walt Whitman’s great...

27
July
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Seminar on Islamicate Cosmopolitan Spirit for Global Peace and Prosperity
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Salis Madarasa, Süleymaniye Campus, Istanbul

Lecture and Discussion Seminar SPEAKER & AUTHOR: BRUCE B. LAWRENCE  BRUCE B. LAWRENCE is the Nancy and Jeffery Marcus Family Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion at Duke...

26
June
Two Day Conference Paper Writing Workshop
Two Day Conference Paper Writing Workshop
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Istanbul, Turkey

Two Day Conference Paper Writing Workshop Workshop Supervisors: Prof. miriam cooke and Prof Bruce B Lawrence Organizer: Umran Academic Research Association, Umran Women’s Magazine...

29
May
UGPF
Remembering İbn Khaldun
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Istanbul, Turkey (Zoom)

With immense pleasure and gratitude, Umran Green Perspective Foundation announces the inauguration of an annual commemoration of Ibn Khaldun’s birth on the 27th of...

29
March
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From Hyderabad to Geneva​ with Abdul Muheet Chowdhary
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Delhi, India (Online)

Despite the fact that the world and humanity are in the midst of a horrific crisis brought on by pandemics and then ongoing battles...

26
March
Identity, Estrangement and the Quest for Belonging in the Poems of Chandrika Narayan- Mohan
Identity, Estrangement and the Quest for Belonging in the Poems of Chandrika Narayan- Mohan
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
New York, USA (Online)

Dr. Mahi S Thavarathu, Speaker Assist Prof., VIT-AP University, Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Mahi S Thavarathu has recently completed her PhD from Centre for English...

08
March
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Women’s Solidarity Understanding Cultural Diversity
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Istanbul, Turkey (Zoom)

Theme: Internatıonal Women’s Day: Women’s Solidarity Understanding Cultural Diversity Time : 8 March 2022 (Tuesday) 04:30 Pm İstanbul 07:00 Pm  India 08:30  Am  New York...

15
October
Eduma Autumn 2017
Eduma Autumn 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venice, Italy

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30
September
Summer School 2015
Summer School 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NewYork, USA

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23
December
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Build Education Website Using WordPress
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Chicago, US

Tech you how to build a complete Learning Management System with WordPress and LearnPress.

23
December
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Elegant Light Box Paper Cut Dioramas
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Vancouver, Canada

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15
August
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Education Autumn Tour 2016
7:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Berlin, Germany

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Board of Advisors

Prof. Bruce B Lawrence
Advisor
Prof. Bruce B Lawrence is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Duke University & Visiting Professor at Department of Civilizations Studies, Ibn Haldun University; Nancy and...
miriam
Prof. miriam cooke
Advisor
Prof miriam cooke is Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. Her research concerns Middle Eastern and Arab world studies. She focuses on...
Mousumi
Dr. Mousumi G Banerjee
Advisor
Dr. Mousumi G Banerjee is Associate Professor & Head, Department of English Literature, The EFL University, Regional Campus, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. She has been a...
Heba
Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat
Advisor
Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat is Professor at the Department of Civilizations Studies and the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul...

Umran Academic Research Association