Islam and American Politics: Deepening the Dialogue
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April 4, 2008
Georgetown University and the World Economic Forum (WEF) jointly hosted a roundtable on Capitol Hill on deepening the dialogue between Islam and American politics. Participants discussed issues raised in the inaugural publication of "Islam and the West: Annual Report on the State of Dialogue," a publication of the Berkley Center in conjunction with the WEF. Topics included the impact of Muslim Americans on U.S. society and politics in general, the role of Islam in the 2008 presidential campaign, and the need for dialogue efforts to establish common values in pursuit of peaceful coexistence. The Washington Post's Sally Quinn moderated the roundtable. Other participants included Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), the first two Muslims elected to Congress; Georgetown President John J. DeGioia; WEF Middle East director Sherif El Diwany; CAIR director Nihad Awad; executive director of the Jewish Council for Urban Affairs Jane Ramsey; and others.
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