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ERIC Number: ED505499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The American Encounter with Islam. Footnotes. Volume 8, Number 4
Hay, William Anthony
Foreign Policy Research Institute
On May 3-4, 2003, the Foreign Policy Research Institute held its tenth History Institute for Teachers. Forty-two teachers from fourteen states participated in a weekend of lectures and seminars, featuring seven outstanding scholars. Although Muslims define themselves and the Christian West in terms of religion, Western countries view relations among themselves and with Islam in national terms. Understanding America's distinctive encounter with Islam is fundamental to understanding both the American and Islamic perspectives on the war on terrorism. Sessions included: (1) Islam and the West (Edward Peters); (2) Islam in America (Philip Jenkins); (3) Religion and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Adam Garfinkle); (4) American Foreign Policy and Islam (Harvey Sicherman); (5) Political Islam (John Calvert); and (6) Mapping America's Middle East (Eric Davis.)
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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: Israel; United States