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God's Century? Assessing the "Clash" of Secular & Religious Trends in the Middle East and North Africa

SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Friday, October 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies; the School of Foreign Service in Qatar with the support of its Center for International and Regional Studies; and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding are proud to co-sponsor a joint conference:


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

3:30 - 7:45 P.M.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M

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Georgetown University

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Boardroom, ICC241


Agenda for Friday, October 25, 2013

8:30 - 9:00 AM -- BREAKFAST        

 

9:00-10:30 AM

PANEL 2: LINKS TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Kristin Diwan (School of International Service, American University)

Management, Media, and the Post Islamist trend in the Gulf


Joseph Sassoon (Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University)

Sectarianism pre and post the 2003 Invasion of Iraq: Economic and Political Implications


Osama Abi-Mershed (Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University) 

The “Learned Priesthood”: Saint-Simonism, Technological Innovation and Sociopolitical Development


CHAIR: Akintunde Akinade, School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University 


10:45 AM -12:15 PM

Panel 3: IMPACT ON POLITICS AND THE STATE I 

Mehran Kamrava (Center for International & Regional Studies, School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University)

The Arab Spring and the Question of Nationalism


Fida Adely (Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University)

Ethnicity, Political Islam, and Tribalism: Contentious Politics in Jordan


Birol Baskan (School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University) 

Between Oil and God: State Secularity in the Arab Gulf States


CHAIR: Paul Heck, Department of Theology, Georgetown University


12:15-1:50 PM -- BREAK 


2:00-3:30 PM

PANEL 4: IMPACT ON POLITICS AND THE STATE II 

Zahra Babar (Center for International & Regional Studies, School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University)

Citizenship and Population Dynamics in the State of Qatar: Current Practices, Future Trends


Paul Heck (Department of Theology, Georgetown University)

Salman al-‘Awda: The Salafization of Democracy


Abdullah Al-Arian (School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University)

Islam and the Egyptian State: The Muslim Brotherhood from Social Movement to Ruling Party


CHAIR: Osama Abi-Mershed, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University 


3:45-4:30 PM -- CLOSING REMARKS          

Gerd Nonneman (School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University)


Day One: http://ccas-cirs-cmcuconference.eventbrite.com/

Have questions about God's Century? Assessing the "Clash" of Secular & Religious Trends in the Middle East and North Africa? Contact SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

When & Where


CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241, Georgetown University
3700 O Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20057

Friday, October 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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