New York University’s Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West will host a panel discussion, “Who speaks for Islam? Who speaks for the West?” on Wed., Nov. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall in the Silver Center for Arts and Science (100 Washington Square East at Washington Place). The roundtable, which will include ambassadors to the United Nations from Pakistan, the United Kingdom, and Iran, will focus on how to improve Muslim-Western relations and on the findings from the report of the February 2006 Dialogues conference in Malaysia. The report is available online at http://islamuswest.org/. The panel will be moderated by Mustapha Tlili, founder and director of Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West.
- WHO: Munir Akram, ambassador and permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations; Lisa Anderson, dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; Karen Pierce, ambassador and deputy permanent representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations; M. Javad Zarif, ambassador and permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations
- WHAT: Roundtable-“Who speaks for Islam? Who speaks for the West?”
- WHEN: Wed., Nov. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- WHERE: Jurow Lecture Hall in the Silver Center for Arts and Sciences (100 Washington Square East at Washington Place)[Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]
The event is free and open to the public, which must RSVP to 212.998.8693 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. Photo ID required for entry.
A program of New York University, 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. Dialogues was founded as a forum for constructive debate between the various religious, intellectual, economic, and political sectors of American, European, and Islamic societies. The program 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.