Religion Events

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 1 of 6

July 07, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This meeting was the first in a series of six that examines the intersection of reproductive health and gender issues in the Islamic world. This meeting provides an overview of general demographics in the region, and the perspectives of Islam on family planning and contraceptive use.

Roundtable: Overcoming Religious Nationalism in the Balkans

December 05, 2003 // 8:00am1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Panel 1: Overcoming the Legacy of the Orthodox-Catholic DivideVjekoslav Perica and Nicole LindstromPanel 2: The Christian-Islamic ConflictRobert Donia, Elizabeth Prodromou and Michael SellsKeynote Speaker: Tim ByrnesModerator: John Koumoulides

Women, Islam and Human Rights in Africa

September 17, 2003 // 9:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Speakers: Ayesha Imam, Coordinator, Baobab, Nigeria; Sondra Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, UCLA; Mounira Charrad, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Center for Middle East Studies, University of Texas at Austin; and moderated by Mary Osirim, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy, Bryn Mawr College. This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Project.

Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process

September 03, 2003 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Presentation on The Sudan: Last Steps in the Peace Process, with perspectives from the government of Sudan, represented by Ambassador Khidir H. Ahmed; the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army, represented by Steven Wondu; and the International Crisis Group, represented by John Prendergast, who just returned from Khartoum and Nairobi.The Sudan peace process has reached a critical juncture. Both parties and the international community are facing difficult choices, with the threat of a return to war and an escalation of pressure by the U.S. Congress looming in the background. The speakers explored the dynamics of the peace process as well as the regional and international context in which it is situated.The session will be moderated by Dr. Howard Wolpe, Director of the Africa Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Book Launch: Between Faith and History-A Biography of J.A. Kufuor

April 21, 2003 // 9:00am11:00pm
Africa Program
John Agyekum Kufuor became the President of Ghana on January 7, 2001. The road to the presidency was tortuous and is reflective of Ghana's political history, which since Kwame Nkrumah led to independence in 1957, has been dominated by military interventions and dictatorships.

Islam and Democratic Transition in Nigeria: Paradoxes and Predicaments

April 11, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
Muhammad S. Umar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University

Women, Politics, and Islam: The Case of Tunisia

January 15, 2002 // 11:00pm
Middle East Program

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