AMYA Lectures

The AMYA Lecture Series features a diverse range of lectures by journalists, academics and commentators invited by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, Great Britain’s largest and longest standing Muslim youth organisation. The purpose of the lectures is to expose young British Muslim minds to the diverse and rich variety of opinion prevalent in today’s world. Ample time is left at the end of each lecture for discussion. The lectures are held at the prestigious Baitul Futuh Mosque, the largest Mosque and place of worship in Great Britain. All lectures are streamed live via Periscope and Twitter.

The list of latest and past AMYA lectures is as follows:

November 2017: Arab Women in Journalism: Reframing the Narrative

By Zahra Hankir, freelance journalist, and editor of forthcoming of essays by Arab women reporters.

2017-10-19 11.17.18


May 2017: Human Rights after Hitler

By Dr. Dan Plesch, SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy; Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies



March: 2017: Blood Oil  Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World

By Professor Leif Wenar, Chair of Philosophy & Law, King’s College London





February 2017:  Media coverage of the Arab Spring and developments in the region since 2011

By Amelia Smith, Journalist and Editor of ‘The Arab Spring Five Years On’


January 2017: Smartphones and Social Media – Weapons of Mass Distraction

By Marcus Gilroy Ware, Associate Lecturer at the School of Film and Journalism, the University of the West of England


December 2016: Syria and the Refugee Crisis

 By Lina Sinjab, BBC Senior Middle East Correspondent



December 2016: The Unseen Women in Islam

Dr. Sami De Giosa, Senior Fellow at Oxford University Khalili Islamic Research Centre and former Islamic curator at the British Museum