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ERIC Number: ED505497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Islam, Islamism, and Democratic Values. Footnotes. Volume 11, Number 4
Kuehner, Trudy
Foreign Policy Research Institute
On May 6-7, 2006 FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education hosted 44 teachers from 16 states across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching about Islam. Speakers were drawn from the disciplines of religious studies, anthropology, political science, history, law, and journalism. The institute, held in Bryn Mawr, Pa., was made possible by a grant from the Annenberg Foundation. Walter McDougall opened the conference with remarks on the U.S. democratization effort in Iraq, noting similarities to Reconstruction in the Confederate South. Sessions included; (1) Islam vs. Islamism (S. Abdallah Schleifer); (2) Islam and Politics in Historical Perspective (David Cook); (3) Asian and Arab Islam (Robert Hefner); (4) Islam in Europe: Integration and Counterterrorism (Jytte Klausen); (5) Iraq's Democratic Prospects (Kanan Makiya); (6) Islam, Law, and Human Rights (David Forte); (7) Islam, Democracy, and the West (Fawaz Gerges.) Barry Rubin spoke of the tension between political debate and violence in the Middle East.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Research Institute, Wachman Center
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Iraq; United States