Religion Events

Islam and Tolerance in a Wider Europe

June 23, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
co-sponsored by EES and the Open Society Institute's International Policy Fellowships program and includes a public seminar featuring authors of the recently published IPF book Policy Perspectives. The discussion will begin with a presentation by OSI International Policy Fellow Ekaterina Sokirianskaia (Russian human rights organization Memorial; university professor) on Muslim communities and political Islam in the Caucasus, followed by comments from fellow Syed Tauqir Hussain Shah (ILO-Islamabad) who recently completed field research on the roots of political Islam in Pakistani madrassas. A second presentation by fellow Ihsan Dagi (Middle East Technical University, Ankara) will focus on Turkey's political reorientation toward the West and westernization, followed by comments from fellows Simeon Evstatiev (Sofia University and the Center for Intercultural Studies and Partnership, Bulgaria) and Ahmed Idrees Rahmani (Stanford University; formerly with USAID in Afghanistan). In addition to the presenters and discussants, the seminar will be attended by many of the policy fellows from Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Turkey who contributed to the recently published OSI International Policy Fellowships book Policy Perspectives: Islam and Tolerance in Wider Europe. The seminar will end with a reception hosted by OSI-DC in celebration of the book.

Euro - Islam: The Dynamics of Effective Integration

June 21, 2006 // 9:00am10:00am
Global Europe Program

Human Rights Approaches to Religion: Implications for Euro-Islamic Relations

March 27, 2006 // 9:30am11:00am
Global Europe Program
with Malcom Evans, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, and Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol, School of Law

The Position of the Serbian Orthodox Church on Kosovo

March 16, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Bishop Jovan of Sumadija (Member of the Holy Snod), Bishop Grigorije of Zahum-Herzegovina, Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan (Abbot of Decani Monastery), Hieromonk Irinej Dobrijevic, Head of Kosovo and Metohija Office of the Holy Assembly of Bishops

Thy Will Be Done: The Catholic Church and the Politics in Poland since 1989

December 21, 2005 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sabrina Ramet, Professor of Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology-Trodheim, Research Associate at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo and currently Visiting Professor, Georgetown University and WWICS Public Policy Fellow

Book Event-- Sarajevo Rose
with author Stephen Schwartz

September 20, 2005 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Author Stephen Schwartz will discuss his new book, Sarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish Notebook.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 6 of 6

September 15, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The sixth and final meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series focused on public perception and understanding of sexual health, particularly HIV/AIDS, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.

Somalia Briefing: Jihadi Groups and their Links to Al-Qaeda

June 30, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
Africa Program
A briefing with Matt Bryden, Acting Horn of Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group, on the presence, background and current activities of jihadi groups in Somalia, as well as their alleged links to Al-Qaeda. Bryden's findings are also presented in a recent ICG Report.

Islam, Gender and Reproductive Health: Part 5 of 6

June 08, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Dr. Angel Foster discusses gender-based violence in Tunisia and Jordan, focusing on community-based efforts in these countries to address honor killings and domestic violence This event is co-sponsored by ECSP, and supported by USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health and the Interagency Gender Working Group.

Art Exhibit: "The Business of Sustainable Development--An African Forest Tale"

April 18, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of art by Senegalese Glass Painter Mor Gueye, illustrating a children's story written by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jesse Ribot on the disjuncture between European and local discourses in colonial and post-colonial forestry. The exhibit is open to the public from April 18, and runs through June 15.