June 10, 2009 - The New York Public Library - AFTER OBAMA’S ADDRESS IN CAIRO: *ISLAM IN EUROPE* SUMMIT
June 10, 2009

AFTER OBAMA’S ADDRESS IN CAIRO: *ISLAM IN EUROPE* SUMMIT

AFTER OBAMA'S ADDRESS IN CAIRO: *ISLAM IN EUROPE* SUMMIT

ISLAM IN EUROPE
Insult: Fractured States?

Three evenings of debate & discussion
JUNE 9, 10 & 11, 2009

Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street
New York NY

WWW.NYPL.ORG/LIVE

LIVE from the NYPL & The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC)
present:
ISLAM IN EUROPE
Insult: Fractured States?

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In five events, ISLAM IN EUROPE sets the context for and explores multiple perspectives for viewing relations between European societies and their Muslim communities. Participants will examine how different European nations and the Muslim diasporas within their borders consider immediate local issues, as well as look at the development of a Europe-wide discourse. The program also brings American voices into this dialogue and is aimed at identifying opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

Through scholarly debate, the related voices of participants of ISLAM IN EUROPE will articulate new perspectives offering insight into the ideas that shape policy and thought.

MUSLIM VOICES: ARTS & IDEAS is a celebration of the extraordinary range of artistic expression in the Muslim world, co-presented by Asia Society, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and New York University Center for Dialogues during June 5 – 14, 2009.

JUNE 9, 2009 at 7:00pm
Opening Event: How Did We Get Here?
David BRANCACCIO, Benjamin BARBER, Tahar BEN JELLOUN & Imam Abduljalil SAJID

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This opening panel, introduced by Mustapha Tlili (Founder of the Center for Dialogues at New York University), sets the historical framework for the entire symposium and explores how Europe’s socio-economic and political history led to contemporary, post-colonial immigration and integration issues.
David Brancaccio, Host of PBS newsmagazine NOW
Special guest panelists include Benjamin Barber (author of Jihad vs. McWorld), poet and writer Tahar Ben Jelloun, and Imam Abduljalil Sajid (Chairman of the Muslim Council for Religious and Racial Harmony U.K.).

JUNE 10, 2009 at 6:00pm
Migration Policy, Response and Reaction: The Status Quo
Paul BERMAN, Ingmar KARLSSON, Anne GRUNG, Ahmet KURU, Hasni ABIDI & Luz GÓMEZ-GARCÍA

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This session will explore whether assimilation or integration are the only options for Muslim immigrants and their children. How have rising tensions at the global level impacted polarization of Muslims within European societies?
Paul Berman, contributing editor, The New Republic, moderator.
Special guest panelists for this session include Ambassador Ingmar Karlsson (former diplomat, Sweden), Pastor Anne Grung (Oslo University, Norway), Ahmet Kuru (Columbia University, Turkey), Hasni Abidi (Study and Research Center for the Arab and Mediterranean World, Switzerland), and Luz Gómez-García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain).

JUNE 10, 2009 at 7:30pm
Youth: The Future
Moustafa BAYOUMI, Nanna WESTH, Farid HAFEZ, Ziyah GAFIC, Nebojša Šeric SHOBA & Krzysztof CZYZEWSKI

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This debate investigates how young people, as Western citizens who are fully confident in their Muslim identities, tackle thorny societal issues and challenge old paradigms, and discuss how young can people play an integral role in creating a better, socially coherent future.
Moustafa Bayoumi, City University of New York, moderator
Special guests panelists include Nanna Westh (filmmaker, Denmark), Farid Hafez (University of Vienna, Austria), Ziyah Gafic (Photographer, Bosnia-Hercegovina), and respondents, Nebojša Šeric Shoba (visual artist, Bosnia-Hercegovina) and Krzysztof Czyzewski (Borderland Foundation, Poland).

JUNE 11, 2009 at 5:00pm
Media: A Catalyst for Change
Shamil IDRISS, Her Majesty Queen NOOR, Emanuele CASTANO, Mohamed EL-FATATRY & Andrea ter AVEST DAHM

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Popular media images or negative stereotypes that insult or humiliate Muslim groups have been shown to be related to the polarization between Muslim and Western societies. As rapid technological advances expand media’s capacity to shape our views of the world as well as each other, this panel seeks to investigate what role entertainment media (film, TV and new media) can play in improving cross-cultural understanding.
Shamil Idriss, Alliance of Civilizations Media Fund, moderator
Special guest panelists include Her Majesty Queen Noor (King Hussein Foundation), Benjamin Barber (author of Jihad vs. McWorld), Emanuele Castano (The New School for Social Research, Italy/US), Mohamed El-Fatatry (muxlim.com, Finland), Andrea ter Avest Dahm (dramatist, Netherlands).
In collaboration with the Alliance of Civilizations Media Fund

JUNE 11, 2009 at 7:00pm
Conclusions: Where Do We Go From Here?
Paul HOLDENGRÄBER , Benjamin BARBER, Jocelyn CESARI, Khaled Fouad ALLAM, Bas HEIJNE & Imam Abduljalil SAJID

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Paul Holdengräber (Director of LIVE from the NYPL) closes the symposium in a conversation with Benjamin Barber (author of Jihad vs. McWorld), Jocelyn Cesari (Harvard University, France), Khaled Fouad Allam (University of Trieste, Italy), Bas Heijne (author, The Netherlands), and Imam Abduljalil Sajid (Imam of the Brighton Islamic Mission)

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These programs are held in the South Court Auditorium of The New York Public Library. (Enter on 5th Avenue at 41st Street)

These events are sponsored by

EUROPEAN UNION NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR CULTURE (EUNIC).

Islam in Europe gratefully acknowledges the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, British Council, Consulate General of Denmark, Consulate General of Finland, Finnish Cultural Insitute, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Goethe-Institut, Onassis Foundation, Italian Cultural Institute, Consulate General of the Netherlands, Consulate General of Norway, Polish Cultural Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute, Consulate General of Slovenia, Instituto Cervantes, Consulate General of Sweden, Consulate General of Switzerland, Turkish Cultural Center, Delegation of the European Commission.

Made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

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