Monday, 23rd of January 2017, Dr. Mahmoud Hekmatnia, professor at the Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought (IICT) hosted Dr. Mirushe Hoxha, professor at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia.
Prof. Mahmoud Hekmatnia, who is a professor at some universities, academic centers, and seminaries is also a professor at the Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought (IICT). Currently, he is also the research deputy director of IICT. His experience includes comparative and analytical research works and high-pressure management positions. His research works are especially in the areas of Intellectual property law, philosophy of law, and Fiqh.
Prof. Mirushe Hoxha, the foreign participant, is a professor at the Faculty of Philology “Blaze Koneski” at “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, Macedonia, and professor at the Faculty of Language, Cultures, and Communication – Department of International Communication at the South-East European University (SEEU), Tetovo&Skopje, Macedonia. She got a Ph.D. in Humanistic sciences plus a Ph.D. in Law. She has also three Master degrees: Master of Humanistic Sciences (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia), Master of Law, Economy and Management (Faculty of Law and Political Science, “Nice-Sophia Antipolis” University, Nice, France), and Master of Law and Political Science (Faculty of Law and Political Science, “Nice-Sophia Antipolis” University, Nice, France).
In this meeting, first, Mr. Javad Taheri, administrator of International Affairs of IICT and Organizer of the Meeting, asked Prof Mahmoud Hekmatnia to introduce himself, especially his centers and divisions, his scientific activities, and programs. He, then, described the aims and goals of holding this meeting and then asked Prof Mirushe Hoxha to introduce herself.
Prof. Mirushe Hoxha introduced herself and deliver a report about the status of her field in Macedonia and academic works which have been done in her institute and what will be done in the future. She agreed that cooperation between Macedonia and Iran, especially between Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje and the Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought should be encouraged.
She assured me to follow up on the issue of collaboration between her university and the Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought.
Prof. Mirushe believed that the main concern is about the phenomenon which has been conceived as religion in many countries. For more clarification, she gave examples of how the notion of religious law has been misunderstood in western and eastern cultures. She also promised to establish relationships between IICT and some departments and institutes in Macedonia.
During the meeting, Prof. Mahmoud Hekmatnia discussed many issues in the field of law and jurisprudence with his counterpart Prof Mirushe.
At the end of the meeting, Prof Mahmoud Hekmatniaand Prof Mirushe Hoxhaagreed on the fact that both sides, Iranian and foreign institutes, need to be in touch in different ways such as via video conferences, personal correspondences, and co-authorship of articles in Persian and English in order to pave the way for deep common researches in the field of law and the related fields.