New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU’s Center for Dialogues Explores Islam As Part of Europe’s Identity in Sept. 25 Panel Discussion

August 19, 2008
N-519, 2007-08

MEDIA ADVISORY

New York University’s Center for Dialogues: Islamic World - US - the West, in cooperation with the British Council, will host a panel discussion, “Our Shared Europe,” to highlight the policy implications of rethinking “European identity” as a shared and partly Muslim identity on Thurs., Sept. 25, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at NYU’s Casa Italiana, 24 West 12th Street (betw. 5th and 6th Avenues). Subways: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W (Union Square)

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, or for any questions, please call 212.998.8693 or email Vanessa.Kirkpatrick@nyu.edu.

The panel will include: David Levering-Lewis, professor of history at NYU and author of the recent God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe; Mohamed Arkoun, emeritus professor of the history of Islamic thought at the Sorbonne; Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference; selected European foreign ministers; and Mustapha Tlili, the Center’s director, who will moderate the session.

“Our Shared Europe” is a concept grounded in the recognition that “Islam” and “the West” are not opposite terms. “Islam” and “the West” are in fact closely connected - a connection that starts and continues with Europe. For the past 1300 years, cultural and commercial interactions between Muslims and Europeans have helped define “European identity,” making today’s Europe a shared space. The concept of “sharing” recognizes the importance of these interactions and offers a more accurate way of describing European identity - an identity that Americans also share.


Editor’s Note:
New York University’s Center for Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West emerged from the tragedy of September 11th, which highlighted the need for greater communication among and about the United States, Europe, and the Muslim world. The Center was founded as a forum for constructive debate between the various religious, intellectual, economic, and political sectors of American, European, and Islamic societies. It brings contentious issues between the Islamic world and the West into a more rational plane and promotes this approach to a wide audience, including the important constituencies of policy and decision-makers, policy analysts, the media, and educational institutions. The Center is located at 194 Mercer Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY, 10012.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

archart

Search News



NYU In the News

CUSP Unveils its “Urban Observatory”

Crain’s New York Business profiled CUSP’s “Urban Observatory” that is continuously photographing lower Manhattan to gather scientific data.

Post-Sandy Upgrades at the Langone Medical Center

NY1 reported on the major post-Sandy upgrades and renovations made at the Medical Center to protect the hospital from future catastrophic storms.

Steinhardt Research Helps Solve Tough Speech Problems.

The Wall Street Journal reported on research at Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, including an interview with Assistant Professor Tara McAllister Byun, that uses ultrasound to help solve tough speech problems.

Times Column Lauds Professor Stevenson’s New Memoir

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a column about “Just Mercy,” a new memoir by Law Professor Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, whom he noted has been called America’s Nelson Mandela.

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

NYU Footer