BIBF recently announced the launch of a series of research seminars for 2016 that will cover a range of topics of current relevance to the banking, finance and training sectors in Bahrain, and the wider Gulf region.
The seminars reflect BIBF’s commitment to the development of high quality, industry-relevant research, and thought leadership. The series will begin on Thursday 21st January at 2pm with a presentation by Dr Ugi Suharto entitled: “Islamic Finance is an Interest Free Finance: A Confusing Terminology.”
Dr Suharto is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Economics at BIBF and holds a PhD from the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University Malaysia. He has published more than 30 articles, books and book chapters on various aspects of Islamic Economics and Finance.
BIBF Director Solveig Nicklos expressed great pride in the launch of the series, and noted the importance of conducting research and providing valuable insight to the local industry. “Research and thought leadership are important aspects of BIBF’s mission to serve the banking and finance sectors in Bahrain. We hope our seminars will stimulate discussion and debate, and encourage new thinking on key issues facing the industry. It is also an opportunity for our faculty to present their research and scholarship to a wider audience”, she said.
The series will take place at the BIBF campus in Juffair. Academics, practitioners, students and interested members of the public are welcome to attend the free seminars and participate in the discussions that follow the formal presentations. Those interested in attending can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1781 6328.