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  • Combating AntiSemitism
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    Combating Anti-Semitism

    The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom held a hearing to discuss efforts to combat anti-Semitism around the world. The commission heard from panelists from the State…

  • emThe Thistle and the Droneem
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    The Thistle and the Drone

    American University professor Akbar Ahmed talked about his book, The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. He also talked about the debate over…

  • US Middle East Policy
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    U.S. Middle East Policy

    Akbar Ahmed and Aaron David Miller talked about President Obama’s previous day speech on the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. policy in the region. They also responded to telephone calls…

  • emJourney into America The Challenge of Islamem
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    Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam

    Akbar Ahmed and his team of American assistants visited Muslim communities in 75 towns and cities in the U.S. to find out the views of people there on various topics including religion,…

  • Reaction to Presidential Remarks on USMuslim Relations
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    Reaction to Presidential Remarks on U.S.-Muslim Relations

    Akbar Ahmed talked about President Obama’s speech in Cairo, which highlighted U.S. relations with the Muslim world, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic correspondence. Professor Ahmed…

  • Islamic World
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    Islamic World

    Bernard Lewis, along with author and former Pakistani Ambassador to England, Akbar Ahmed, held a discussion on the "Islamic World". They discussed the role of Islam and Islamic states, from…

  • After Words with Mark Siegel
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    After Words with Mark Siegel

    Mark Siegel talked about former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s book Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West, published by Harper. Mark Siegel, Benazir Bhutto’s longtime…

  • emJourney into Islamem
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    Journey into Islam

    Akbar Ahmed talked about his book Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization, published by Brookings Institution Press. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Professor Ahmed traveled…

  • QA with Akbar Ahmed
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    Q&A with Akbar Ahmed

    Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, was interviewed about Islamic fundamentalism, why he believes some terrorists act in the name of Islam, and his…

  • Islam and the West
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    Islam and the West

    Witnesses testified about relations between the U.S. and Arab countries, public opinion of U.S. foreign policy by the Muslim world, public diplomacy efforts by U.S. officials, and the…

  • After Words with Asra Nomani
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    After Words with Asra Nomani

    Asra Nomani discussed her book Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam, published by HarperSanFrancisco. She discussed her campaign against sexism in her local mosque in…

  • Interfaith Dialog
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    Interfaith Dialog

    Participants spoke to students about religious tolerance, the quality and importance of interfaith dialog, levels of religious adherence in the U.S, and the value of religious understanding…

  • MuslimJewish Relations
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    Muslim-Jewish Relations

    The guests discussed efforts to promote understanding between Muslims and Jews. Professor Pearl talked about the murder of his son, Daniel, by Islamic extremists. Both talked about the…

  • emResistance and Control in Pakistanem
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    Resistance and Control in Pakistan

    Professor Ahmed discussed his book Resistance and Control in Pakistan, originally published in Great Britain and recently released in the United States by Routledge. He examined the…

  • Partners for Afghanistan
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    Partners for Afghanistan

    Mr. Dobbins moderated a panel on partnerships for the reconstruction of Afgahanisatan. Professor Hanifi talked about the need for the peoples of Afghan to become more cohesive and about repatriation of…

  • emIslam Under Siegeem
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    Islam Under Siege

    Professor Ahmed talked about his book, Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honour World, published by Polity/Blackwell. He examined the traditional and contemporary events that…

  • Challenges Facing Islam
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    Challenges Facing Islam

    Professor Ahmed, the author of Islam Under Seige, and Ms. Davis, the author of Martyrs: Innocence, Violence, Vengeance, and Despair in the Middle East, talked about Islam and its…

  • Middle East Books Panel
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    Middle East Books Panel

    Mr. Miller moderated the panel Cauldron of Turmoil: The Middle East. The panelists discussed the influence of history and religion on people and difficulties in cross-cultural…

  • US Foreign Policy and Muslim Societies
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    U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Societies

    As part of the 39th annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America, panelists talked about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to what extent they could attributed to…

  • Profiles in Islam
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    Profiles in Islam

    Participants talked to students about U.S. relations with Muslim countries and future political and cultural cooperation with Islamic peoples. Among the topics they addressed were…

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