“The Role of Art and Culture in Bridging the Divide Between the United States and the Muslim World” Focus of NYU Roundtable—April 14


New York University’s Center for Dialogues will present “The Role of Art and Culture in Bridging the Divide Between the United States and the Muslim World,” a roundtable discussion, Wednesday, April 14, 6:30-9 p.m. at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East).

Center for Dialogues

“The Role of Art and Culture in Bridging the Divide Between the United States and the Muslim World” Focus of NYU Roundtable—April 14

New York University’s Center for Dialogues will present “The Role of Art and Culture in Bridging the Divide Between the United States and the Muslim World,” a roundtable discussion, Wednesday, April 14, 6:30-9 p.m. at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East). The event is free and open to the public. Please call 212.998.8693 or e-mail info@centerfordialogues.org to RSVP or for more information. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street).

Speakers include leaders of three institutions engaged in cultural exchanges with the Muslim world: Vishakha Desai, president of Asia Society; Karen Brooks Hopkins, president of Brooklyn Academy of Music; and, Margaret C. Ayers, president of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Mustapha Tlili, founder and director of NYU’s Center for Dialogues, will moderate the session, which will focus on the role of art, culture, and cultural exchange in fostering a better relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s deputy director for media relations, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

The center previously issued a report—“Bridging the Divide between the United States and the Muslim World through Arts and Ideas: Possibilities and Limitations”—calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to alter visa restrictions and elements of the USA Patriot Act that inhibit organizations from bringing Muslim artists to the United States. The report stemmed from a conference, “Bridging the Divide between the United States and the Muslim World through Arts and Ideas,” held last year in New York City. The report may be read here.

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 among 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. For more, click here.

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