New York University’s Center for Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West will host a roundtable discussion-“Muslim Youth and Women in the West: Source of Concern or Source of Hope?”-on Tues., Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at NYU’s Silver Center for Arts and Science, Jurow Lecture Hall, 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Place). [Subway Lines: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]
This event is free and open to the public, which must RSVP to 212.998.8693 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 4. Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
For many centuries Islam and the West have been intertwined. This is especially true in today’s Europe, where some 15-20 million people identify themselves as Muslims. The Nov. 6 roundtable discussion will focus specifically on Islamic women and youth in Europe. The event’s panelists include the following: Abdullah M. Alsaidi, ambassador and permanent representative of Yemen to the United Nations; Jon Benjamin, deputy consul-general of the United Kingdom; Jytte Klausen, professor of comparative politics at Brandeis University and author of The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe; and Piet de Klerk, deputy permanent representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations and former Netherlands ambassador-at-large for human rights. The roundtable will be moderated by Mustapha Tlili, founder and director of the Center for Dialogues.
To learn more about and to read online copies of the center’s publications please visit www.islamuswest.org.