October 16, 2007
Symposium on the State of West-Islamic Dialogue
Georgetown University hosted an all-day Symposium on the State of West-Islamic Dialogue on October 16, 2007. The symposium brought together international thought leaders and public figures to address West-Islamic dialogue in its religious, political, and social dimensions. The symposium was convened in the context of the World Economic Forum's planned First Annual Report on the State of West-Islamic Dialogue. The report, a collaborative effort with Georgetown University, was presented at the Forum's annual meeting in Davos in January 2008. The symposium was sponsored jointly by Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.
West-Islamic Dialogue: Religion and Values
Professor John Esposito
Director, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
Professor Lamin Sanneh
D. Willis James Professor of Missions & World Christianity, Yale University
Dr. Mustafa Ceric
Reisu-l-uleme, Grand Mufti, Islamic Community in Bosnia and Hercegovina
Dean Jane McAuliffe
Dean of Georgetown College, Georgetown University
Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr
University Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University
West-Islamic Dialogue: Education and Development
Professor Katherine Marshall
Visiting Professor, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
Professor Osman Bakar
International Islamic University Malaysia
Professor Ingrid Mattson
Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop of Dublin
West-Islamic Dialogue: Citizenship and Integration
Professor Thomas Banchoff
Director, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
Professor Abdou Ansari Filali
Director, The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations
Professor Marc Gopin
Director, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
George Mason University
Professor Anwar Ibrahim
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Professor Sherman Jackson
Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Michigan
John L. Esposito is a University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies, and the founding director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. He served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies; he is currently a member of the High Level Group of the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations, a body of twenty international leaders that guides the Alliance's work. He has written over thirty books, including Islamophobia: The Challenges of Pluralism in the 21st Century (2011, with Ibrahim Kalin), Who Speaks for Islam? (2007, with Dalia Mogahed), Islam: The Straight Path (2004), and Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (2002). Esposito received the American Academy of Religion’s 2005 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion.
Osman Bakar is Deputy CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies–Malaysia and holds fellowships at the Center for Civilisational Dialogue in the University of Malaya and Doshisha University in Japan. A Professor Emeritus of...
Thomas Banchoff is Vice President for Global Engagement at Georgetown University. He also serves as founding director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and as Professor in the Department of Government and the School of...
Dr. Mustafa Ceric has served as the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1999. Ceric was educated at al-Azhar University in Cairo and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He served as an imam in his native Bosnia, and later at the...
John L. Esposito is a University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies, and the founding director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown...
Marc Gopin is the James H. Laue Professor of Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution and directs the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He has...
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was deputy prime minister of Malaysia from 1993 to 1998 and served as Malaysia's minister of finance from 1991 to 1998. He is a well-known advocate for democracy and international dialogue. He was internationally...
Sherman A. Jackson is Arthur F. Thurnau professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, visiting professor of law, and professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has served as Executive Director for the Center of...
Katherine Marshall is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where she leads the Center's program on Religion and Global Development. After a long career in the development field, including several leadership...
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is the Archbishop of Dublin, raised to the rank of archbishop in 2001 and made Archbishop of Dublin in 2004. Ordained in 1969, he began serving on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in 1986 and was appointed...
Jane McAuliffe is a distinguished visiting scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress from August 2013 to August 2014. She was the president of Bryn Mawr College from 2008 to 2013. Previously, she had been professor in the...
Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University (GWU). Before coming to GWU, he taught at the University of Edinburgh and Temple University. Born in Iran, Nasr completed high school in the United...
Lamin Sanneh is the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and Professor of History at Yale University. Sanneh is a member of the Council of 100 Leaders of the World Economic Forum, has appointments to the Pontifical...