Islam, Islamism, and Democratic Values


Date : Sat., May 6, 2006 to Sun., May 7, 2006 Category : Butcher History Institute



Islam, Islamism, and Democratic Values Conference Summary by Trudy Kuehner

 

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


05/06/2006 - 10:55 AM to 11:00 AM
Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy


Islam vs. Islamism


05/06/2006 - 11:00 AM to 12:15
S. Abdallah Schleifer

Associate Scholar

Director, Washington News Bureau, Al-Arabiya

Related Article(s):

The Impact of Arab Satellite Television on the Prospects for Democracy in the Arab World

Sunni Islam: What Students Need to Know

Shiism: What Students Need to Know


Islam and Politics in Historical Perspective


05/06/2006 - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
David Cook

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University

Author of Understanding Jihad


Asian Islam and Arab Islam: Is There a Difference?


05/06/2006 - 2:30 PM to 3:45
Robert W. Hefner

Professor of Anthropology, Associate Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University

Editor of Remaking Muslim Politics


Islam in Europe


05/06/2006 - 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Jvette Klausen

Associate Professor of Politics, Brandeis University

Author of The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe

Michael Radu

Co-Chair - Center for the Study of Terrorism

Author of Dilemmas of Democracy and Dictatorship

Harvey Sicherman

Moderator

Former President


Keynote: Iraq's Democratic Prospects


05/06/2006 - 7:30 PM
Kanan Makiya

The Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle East Studies, Brandeis University

Author of The Republic of Fear


Islam, Law, and Human Rights


05/07/2006 - 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
David Forte

Professor of Law, Cleveland State University

Author of Studies in Islamic Law


Panel Discussion: Islam, Democracy, and the West


05/07/2006 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fawaz Gerges

Christian A. Johnson Chairholder in International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies, Sarah Lawrence College

Author of Journey of the Jihadist

Barry Rubin

Senior Fellow

Editor, Middle East Review of International Affairs

Director, Global Research in International Affairs Center

Harvey Sicherman

Moderator

Former President

Paul Dickler

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy


Location


Venue


Gregg Conference Center


270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
PA Bryn Mawr 19010

Registration links


Register Deadline


Related Program(s)


Center for the Study of America and the West

Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Program on Teaching about the Middle East

What Participants Receive:

Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in the History Institute. Forty participants will be selected to receive:

  • free room and board;
  • assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
  • stipends of $200 in exchange for curriculum units based on the History Institute, plus a representative selection of student work;
  • partial travel scholarships available for participants outside the East Coast;
  • subscription to Orbis, FPRI’s journal of world affairs; E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.