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  • Discussion on Islamic Radicalization and ISIS
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    Islamic Radicalization

    Islam and foreign policy experts talked about the causes for the rise of radicalism in Iraq and Syria and the creation of militant groups such as ISIS.* They discussed the intentions of ISIS and the threat posed…

  • Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Politics
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    Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Politics

    A delegation of representatives from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) spoke about the FJP’s vision for Egypt and a recent announcement that leading Muslim…

  • Realities of Political Extremism
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    Realities of Political Extremism

    Participants talked about political extremism in the Arab world, the influence of fundamentalist Islam in the region, the impact of U.S. policies in the Middle East and Iraq, and building…

  • US Relations with the Islamic World
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    U.S. Relations with the Islamic World

    Participants talked about the influence of religion on international politics, perceptions of the role of religion in American society, Islam and Middle Eastern politics, and the need for…

  • Democracy in the Middle East
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    Democracy in the Middle East

    The speakers talked about the chances for democracy in the Arab world. They also discussed the importance of economic growth in those countries. Comparisons were made between countries in…