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The Center for the Study of Islam Democracy

Program

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.            Registration

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Asma Afsaruddin, Chair, Program Committee
Dr. Radwan Masmoudi, CSID President

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.        Panel 1

The Intersection of Religion and Democracy: Islamist Discourses
Chair: Asma Afsaruddin

“Why Jihad not Democracy”  – Nelly Lahoud, Goucher College, nlahoud@goucher.eduThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“The Sovereignty of God: Constitutional Processes in Islam and Christianity”  – Mark Gould, Haverford College, mgould@haverford.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“The Draft Party Platform of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: Foray Into Political Integration or Retreat Into Old Positions?” – Dr. Amr Hamzawy, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, ahamzawy@carnegieendowment.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.             Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.            Panel 2

The Muslim Brotherhood and Democratic Evolution
Chair: Daniel Brumberg

“The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria and the concept of Democracy”  – Radwan Ziadeh, Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace, rziadeh@usip.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“The program of Muslim Brotherhood “Political Party” from A Human Rights Perspective”  – Bahey eldin Hassan, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS),bahey@cihrs.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“Changes within MB due to contextual changes between 2005 and 2007”  – Ibrahim El-Houdaiby, Ikhwan-Web, Egypt, houdaiby@yahoo.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“Demystifying the Positions of the Muslim Brotherhood toward Democracy”  –  Najib Ghadbian, University of Arkansas, ghadbian@uark.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

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

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            Roundtable Discussion


 

Dialogue with Moderate Islamist Leaders –

Viewpoints on Shari’ah, Democracy, and Religious Freedom in Islam

Confirmed Speakers:

Abderazzak Makri, Movement for the Society of Peace, Algeria

Mohamed Yatim, Deputy Secretary General, Party of Justice and Development, Morocco

Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, USA

Joshua Muravchik, author of “Exporting Democracy: Fulfilling America’s Destiny”, USA

 


2:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.        Panel 3

Negotiating Democracy: the North African Context
Chair: Tony Sullivan

“The Algerian Islamic Movement and ‚ÄòPolitical Islam’: An Insider’s Perspective”  – Anwar N Haddam, President and co-founder of the Movement for Liberty & Social Justice, Algeria, anhaddam@yahoo.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“The Challenges and Opportunities Moroccan Islamist Movements Pose to Women’s Political Participation”  – Laurel Rapp, The OneVoice Movement,Laurel@OneVoiceMovement.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“Shariah and democracy: the experiences of Indonesia and Morocco”  – Yusuf Fern√°ndez, European Islamic Media Network, yusuf@webislam.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“The Islamic Movement in Tunisia and Its Views on Democracy”  – Samir Dilou, Lawyer & Human Rights Activist, Tunisia, wissemir@yahoo.fr 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 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.        Panel 4

Implementing Democracy: Prospects and Prognosis
Chair: Robert Schadler

“Islamic Movements and Democracy in Central Asia: Integration or Isolation?”  – Anthony C. Bowyer, International Foundation for Election Systems,  anthony@ifes.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“The Maldives – Reform Deferred?”  – Ahmed Shaheed & Jonathan Upton, founding member of the pro-democracy New Maldives faction, Charlie@thecampaigncompany.co.ukThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“Islamists and a Pluralist Society: Hezbollah and Jama‚Äòah al-Islamiyah’s Consociational Experience in Lebanon”  – Eric Bordenkircher, UCLA, eborden@ucla.eduThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

“The Future and Determinants of Islamic Movements”  – by Abdeslam Ballaji, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Rabat, Morocco, a_ballaji@yahoo.fr This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it


7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.            Annual Banquet Dinner

Conditions for Engaging Islamist Leaders and Thinkers:

From Taliban to Erdogan – How to Encourage and Support Muslim Democrats?

 

Confirmed Banquet Keynote Speakers:

Mohammed Ayoob, University Distinguished Professor of International Relations, Michigan State University, and author of “Many Faces of Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World”

Saadeddine Ibrahim, Founder and Director of the Ibn Khaldoun Center, Egypt, “From Taliban to Erdogan”

Amb. Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr., Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Visiting scholar with the US Institute of Peace

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