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The Center for the Study of Islam Democracy

Program Agenda

enter for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)

Seventh Annual Conference

Program Agenda

Friday May 5, 2006

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.              Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Welcoming Remarks

Tony Sullivan, Vice-Chair of CSID

Radwan A. Masmoudi, President of CSID

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.            Session1                                            

Theoretical Analysis of Democratization in the Muslim World

Chair:  Tony Sullivan, Fund for American Studies

The Crisis of Non-Islamist Parties in the Middle East.

Marina Ottaway (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, DC), MOttaway@ceip.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Towards an Experiment in Libertarian Political Islam.

Anas Malik (Xavier University, OH) Malik@xavier.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Islamization of Democracy: The Requisite of Democracy in the Islamic World.

Mohamed Berween (Texas A&M International University, TX), Mbenruwin@tamiu.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.          Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Session 2

State of Democracy in the Muslim World

Chair:  Joseph Montville, CSID

Pakistan Between Mosque and Military.

Husain Haqqani (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) hhaqqani@ceip.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Transitional Politics in the Maghreb: Prospects for Democracy in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.

John P Entelis (Fordham University, NY), entelis@fordham.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Democratization in Syria and the Interplay of Culture and Structure.

Louay Safi, (CSID Board Member) louay@isna.net This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            Jumu‚Äòah Prayer

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Luncheon

Luncheon Keynote Address:

Strengthening Democracy and Improving Understanding with the Muslim World

Ambassador Randall L. Tobias, Director of United States Foreign Assistance, and Administrator, United States Agency For International Development (USAID)

Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.              Session 3                                

Debate on Media and Democratization in the Muslim World

Chair:  Abdallah Schleifer (Al Arabiya)

Philip Seib (Marquette University, WI) pseib@earthlink.net This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Abdallah Schleifer (Al Arabiya, DC) sas@aucegypt.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Octavia Nasr, Sr. Arab Affairs Correspondent (CNN)

Abderrahim Foukara (Al-Jazeera , DC) foukara@aljazeera.net This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m               Break

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.              Session 4

NDAW: Voices of Democrats from the Arab World

Chair:  Abderrahim Sabir, CSID Program Officer & Coordinator of the

Network of Democrats in the Arab World

Boudjema Ghechir, Algeria,

Abderazzak Makri, Algeria, 

Ayat Abul-Futtouh, Egypt,

Emad Shaheen, Egypt,

Ala Al-Radhi, Iraq,

Dina Dahkqan, Jordan,

Marwan Awad Faouri, Jordan,

Obaida Fares, Jordan,

Hani Hourani, Jordan,

Samir Amin Jarrah, Jordan,

Mokhtar Benabdallaoui, Morocco,

Jamal Bendahmane, Morocco,

Kamal Ben Younes, Tunisia,

Mohsen Marzouk, Tunisia,

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.             

Hesham Reda Memorial Lecture

(Annual Banquet & Award Ceremony)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Saadeddine Elothmani, Secretary-General, Party of Justice and Development, Morocco

Muslim Democrat of the Year Award

Saturday May 6, 2006

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.              Registration  

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m             Parallel Session 5

Challenges to Democracy: Domestic and External

Chair:  Abdulwahab Alkebsi, National Endowment for Democracy

U.S. Policy toward Political Reforms in Morocco.

Mustapha khalfi (visiting scholar, Carnegie endowment for international peace) mkhalfi@carnegieendowment.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Confronting the Real Enemy: An Islamic Perspective for Fighting Corruption.

Maryam Knight (New York University, NY) mk1153@nyu.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Revisiting Secularism and Revitalization of Islamism: Democratic Perspective.

Maimul Ahsan Khan (University of California-Davis)  mkhan@ucdavis.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Parallel Session 6

Prospects for Democracy in the Muslim World

Chair:  Dan Brumberg, Georgetown University

 

The Role of Islamist Movements in Promoting Democracy in the Arab World: Procedures versus Values. 

Amr Hamzawy (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, DC), ahamzawy@carnegieendowment.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

The Intersection between Human Rights and Democratization. 

Neil Hicks (Human Rights First, NY) HicksN@humanrightsfirst.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Core Strategic Challenges for Successful Democratic Reforms. 

Alon Ben-Meir (New York University, NY) Alon@alonben-meir.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Are elections in the Muslim world in America’s interests?

Joshua Muravchik (Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute) jmuravchik@aei.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.          Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Parallel Session 7

Islamists and Democratization

Chair:  Najib Ghadbian, University of Arkansas

 

Democratization and Islamist ‘Auto-Reform’: Preliminary Findings from Egypt,  Jordan and Kuwait.

Carrie Rosefsky Wickham (Emory University, GA), cwickha@emory.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

To Engage or Not to Engage? The Emerging Consensus on US Policy toward Political Islam.

Shadi Hamid (Georgetown University, DC ), sh75@georgetown.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Islamist Democrats?: Assessing and Evaluating the Democratic Commitments of Islamist Parties in Turkey, Morocco, and Jordan.

Sean Brooks (Davidson College, NC) seanpbrooks@gmail.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

The Inter-Relations between Moderate Islamists, their Media and Democratization in the Arab World.

Carola Richter (Erfurt University, Germany) carola.richter@uni-erfurt.de This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Parallel Session 8

Citizenship in Islam

Chair:  Muqtedar Khan, Brookings & Univ. of Delaware

Citizenship and non-Muslims in Modern Islamic Thought.

Rachel Scott (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA), mscott@vt.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Difficulties encountered by Muslims in Granada, Spain.

Alan Cordova (Williams College, MA) Alan.R.Cordova@Williams.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Citizenship and Democracy in Kyrgyzstan, one year after the Tulip Revolution.

Vanessa Ruget, comparative politics teacher at Bentley College (Massachusetts, USA) vruget@yahoo.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            Keynote Luncheon

Luncheon Keynote Speakers:

MEPI and Democracy Promotion:  What Did We Learn?

Peter F. Mulrean (Middle East Partnership Initiative, Department of State)

Lessons from Iraq:  What went Right and what went Wrong?

Laith Kubba, Director of Middle East & North Africa, NED and former spokesman for the Iraqi government.

2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.               Parallel Session 9

Developing New and Just Interpretations of Islamic Principles for the 21st Century

Chair:  Louay Safi, CSID

Bridging the Gap: Revisiting the Way We Interpret Islam.

Wael Nawara (Egyptian Alghad Party) wnawara@sheble.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Can there be Democratic Governance without the Separation of Religion and Politics?

Abdulaziz Sachedina (University of Virginia)  aas@VIRGINIA.EDU This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Democratic Governance and the So-Called Islamic State.

Asma Afsaruddin (University of Notre Dame) afsaruddin.1@nd.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.               Parallel Session 10

The Status and Role of Women in the Muslim World

Chair:  Robert Schadler, CSID

A Presentation on Freedom House’s Comparative, Region-Wide Study, Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Citizenship and Justice.

Mariam Memarsadeghi (Senior Program Manager of Middle East and North Africa, Freedom House,) memarsadeghi@freedomhouse.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Responding to the Challenge:  Moroccan Women and Democracy. 

Sarah Swic (Program Assistant, Minaret of Freedom Institute), swick_s@yahoo.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Education is the Foundation: Women Building Peace and Prosperity in Sudan.

Leigh Graham (Teachers College, Columbia University) Leigh@LeighLGraham.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              Parallel Session 11

Challenges for Democracy in Muslim Asia

Chair:  Louis Cantori , Univ. of Baltimore

 

Why Democracy? On the Need for Fresh Thinking about an Old Ideal.

John Keane (University of Westminster and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), jk@johnkeane.net This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Domestic and external challenges to democracy in the Muslim world Case studies:   Turkey and Afghanistan.

Nilofar Sakhi (Conflict Transformation Program, Eastern Mennonite University) Nilofar.sakhi@emu.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

Creating a Productive Discourse on Democracy in the Muslim World.

Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad (Minaret of Freedom Institute) ahmad@minaret.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m               Parallel Session 12

A Modern Islamic Democratic Discourse

Chair:  Asma Afsaruddin, CSID & Univ. of Notre Dame

Liberating Islam from Bondage:  The Radical Democratic Discourse of Al-Sadiq al-Nayhum.

Alberto Fernandez (Director, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Near East  

Affairs, U.S. Department of State) FernandezAM@state.gov This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

A Comparison of the Compact of Medina and the Early Development of the United States Constitution.

Saeed Khan (Department of Near East & Asian Studies, Wayne State University) skhan@wayne.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

The ‘Ulama of Egypt: As a Progressive and Moderate Religious Authority?

Shaznene Hussain (University of Arkansas) fhussai@uark.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.              Closing Remarks

Najib Ghadhbian, Chair of Program Committee

Asma Afsaruddin, Chair of CSID

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m               CSID General Body Meeting (CSID Members only)

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