Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The American Encounter with Islam

The American Encounter with Islam

Date : Sat., May 03, 2003 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Category : Butcher History Institute

FPRI’s Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education is pleased to announce a weekend-long history institute on “The American Encounter with Islam,” featuring a series of lectures by leading scholars in several fields.  Specially designed for secondary school teachers and curriculum supervisors, the program will examine both historical and contemporary aspects of America’s encounter with Islam, the larger Western experience, and what it means for the world after 9/11.

The American Encounter with Islam Conference Summary by William Anthony Hay


Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

05/03/2003 - 10:55 AM to 11:00 AM
Alan Luxenberg

Director - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

The United States and the Islamic World

05/03/2003 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eric Davis

Director of Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers University

The Firanj are Coming – Again: The Crusades and Their Impact on Muslim Attitudes Toward Europe and the West

05/03/2003 - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Edward Peters

Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Related Article(s):

The Firanj Are Coming – Again

At the Gates of Vienna: Islam and Europe in the Early Modern Era

05/03/2003 - 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Jeremy Black

Senior Fellow

Professor of History, University of Exeter

Related Article(s):

Islam and the West: a Historical Perspective

The American Experience with Islam

05/03/2003 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Philip Jenkins

Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies, Penn State University

Related Article(s):

Islam in America

America, Islam and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

05/03/2003 - 7:30 PM
Adam Garfinkle

Editor, The National Interest

American Foreign Policy and Islam: Four Encounters

05/03/2003 - 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM

Terrorism and Islamist Thought

05/03/2003 - 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
John Calvert

Assistant Professor of History, Creighton University

Related Article(s):

What College Students Learn About Terrorism: A Case Study of IR Textbooks

A Guide to Teaching About the War on Terrorism

Teaching America and Islam

05/03/2003 - 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Paul Dickler


Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Neshaminy High School

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, edited by David Eisenhower.