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Religion and Global Development Capstone Conference Interview Series

In preparation for the November 2011 capstone to reflect on the first phase of the Religion and Global Development project, the Berkley Center and the World Faiths Development Dialogue conducted a series of focused interviews with practitioners and scholars working at the forefront of policy and...

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Practitioners and Faith-Inspired Development

"What is the role of faith in your work?" This series of more than 200 interviews, made possible through the support of the Henry R. Luce Foundation, asks this fundamental question of leaders in the development field. The assembled in-depth conversations with activists and policy specialists...

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ALL INTERVIEWEES

> Abdikadir Hussein Mohamed
> Mohammed Abu-Nimer
> Agnes Abuom
> Diane Aker
> Milton Amayun
> Wisdom Shelter Ameku
> Husnul Amin
> Hady Amr
> Joan Anderson
> Agnes Appiah
> R. Scott Appleby
> Luis Arancibia
> Mona Atia
> Moulana Abul Kalam Azad
> Oscar Azmitia
> Roksana Bahramitash
> Douglas Balfour
> Kingsley Bangwell
> Fayyaz Baqir
> Marguerite Barankitse
> Douglas Bassett
> David Beckmann
> Noureddine Benmalek
> Ela Bhatt
> Alejandro Bilbao
> Andrea Blanch
> Welmoet Boender
> Maha Sangharajah Thipati Bour Kry
> Virginia M. Bouvier
> Phil Bowden
> Barrett Brenton
> Patrice Brodeur
> Nhek Buntha
> Gideon Byamugisha
> Omer Caha
> George Carey
> Stephen Carr
> Keshab Chaulagain
> Tariq Cheema
> Sarah Chhin
> Agatha Chikelue
> Joan Chittister
> Amadou Boubacar Cissé
> Jose Luis Clemente
> Denise Coghlan
> Benedict D'Rozario
> Mvume Dandala
> Agneta Dau Valler
> Etienne De Jonghe
> Patricia DeBoer
> Robin Denney
> Marie Dennis
> Visaka Dharmadasa
> Frank Dimmock
> Jacques Dinan
> Phramaha Boonchuay Doojai
> Deborah Dortzbach
> Joyce Dubensky
> Haidy Ear-Dupuy
> Aicha Ech-Channa
> Hany El-Banna
> Scilla Elworthy
> Ashley Evans
> Father Enrique Figaredo
> Emily Fintel
> Mari Fitzduff
> Kpakilé Félémou
> Rajmohan Gandhi
> Thomas Getman
> Ulrike Gilbert-Nandra
> Mario Giro
> John Githongo
> Marc Gopin
> Peter Grant
> Audu Grema
> Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda
> Olcott Gunasekera
> Peter Gyallay-Pap
> Francis Halder
> Michiel Hardon
> Muhammed Haron
> Susan Hayward
> Heng Cheng
> Qamar-ul Huda
> Samia Huq
> Adam Hutchinson
> Saad Eddin Ibrahim
> Dekha Ibrahim
> Barbara Ibrahim
> Edna Adan Ismail
> Gabriel Byong Young Je
> Ari Johnson
> Thomas Laird Jones
> Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana
> Musimbi Kanyoro
> Kim Hourn Kao
> Azza Karam
> Ted Karpf
> Ashima Kaul
> Carol Keehan
> Suhrob Khaitov
> Rob Kilpatrick
> Tatiana Kotova
> Kathleen Kuehnast
> Carol Lancaster
> Nigussu Legesse
> Jorn Lemvik
> Pakorn Lertsatienchai
> Emma Leslie
> John Lewis
> Bernhard Liese
> Maryann Cusimano Love
> Gerlinda Lucas
> Lyn Lusi
> Lies Marcoes
> Richard Marsh
> Valeria Martano
> Maguid A. Maruhom
> Rabia Mathai
> Theodore McCarrick
> Patrick McDonald
> Marilyn McMorrow
> Dena Merriam
> Ruth Messinger
> Heng Monychenda
> Henry Mosley
> Abdul Mukti
> Andrew Natsios
> Njabulo S. Ndebele
> Zilda Arns Neumann
> William O'Keefe
> Thoraya Ahmed Obaid
> Olusegun Obasanjo
> Filiz Odabas-Geldiay
> Jacqueline Moturi Ogega
> Ted Olbrich
> Dele Olowu
> Manal Omar
> Robert Paarlberg
> John Padwick
> Prom Pauv
> Dominique Peccoud
> Marie Juul Petersen
> Kathryn Poethig
> James Pond
> Cedric Prakash
> Alvaro Ramazzini
> Mamphela Ramphele
> Amina Rasul-Bernardo
> William Recant
> Patrick Reese
> Gene Reeves
> Albeiro Rodas
> Elana Rozenman
> Sam Ruteikara
> Mohamed Sahnoun
> Trihadi Saptoadi
> Muhammad Amjad Saqib
> Shanti Sattler
> Jacques Seck
> Theary Seng
> Bedreldin Shutta
> Wihane Sibounheuang
> Karen Sichinga
> Juan Silva
> Emmy Simmons
> Baba Iqbal Singh
> Sulak Sivaraksa
> Monica Slinkard
> David Smock
> Farina So
> Jeffrey Solomon
> Cornelio Sommaruga
> Hoeurn Somnieng
> Loun Sovath
> Gunnar Stalsett
> David Steinberg
> Helen Sworn
> Afeefa Syeed
> Elías Szczytnicki
> Homa Sabet Tavangar
> Lim Teck Ghee
> Karen Torjesen
> Wendy Tyndale
> Farida Vahedi
> Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez
> Corina Villacorta
> Robert Vitillo
> Kim Vuth
> Mark Webster
> Stephen Weir
> Fadlullah Wilmot
> Carolyn Woo
> James Wuye
> Sakena Yacoobi
> C.M. Yogi
> Yos Hut Khemacaro
> Hasan Ali Yurtsever
> Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf
> Batir Zalimov
> Paul Zintl
> Gerrie ter Haar
> Lisette van der Wel

Azza Karam

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Dr. Azza Karam serves as the Senior Advisor on Culture at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), where she coordinates Fund-wide outreach with faith-based partners and chairs the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on FBO partners on the MDGs and development. Before she joined UNFPA, she was the Senior Policy Research Advisor at the United Nations Development Program in the Regional Bureau for Arab States. Karam also worked as Special Advisor on Middle East and Islamic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Programmes at the World Conference of Religions for Peace and as a Senior Program Officer at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. She has served as Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and as the Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict at the Queens University of Belfast. Karam also served as consultant to international organizations in the Arab region, Central Asia, and Europe. Her publications include Transnational Political Islam (2004) and Islamisms, Women and the State (1998).

INTERVIEWS

A Discussion with Azza Karam, Senior Advisor on Culture, UNFPA
October 28, 2011

Background: This discussion between Azza Karam (in New York) and Katherine Marshall and Michael Bodakowski in October 2011 builds on an earlier exchange on April 29, 2010. Dr. Karam highlights the complex evolution of thinking and approach within the United Nations system in relation to religion,...

A Discussion with Azza Karam, Senior Culture Advisor at UNFPA
April 29, 2010

Background: This exchange with Azza Karam was part of preparatory work for a WFDD/Berkley Center/USIP conference on women, religion, and peace on July 7-8, 2010. Ms. Karam and Katherine Marshall spoke by telephone on April 6, 2010 in preparation for the interview conducted on April 29, 2010. The...