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    The Veil Controversy: International Perspectives on Religion in Public Life

    3:30-5:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. Speakers: E.J. Dionne, Co-Chair, the Pew Forum, and Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution Raja Elhabti, Director of Research, Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights Husain Haqqani, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Justin Vaisse, Affiliated Scholar, Brookings Center on the U.S. and Europe E.J. DIONNE, JR.: It’s great to […]

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    The Sacred and the Sovereign: Religion and International Politics

    John D. Carlson and Erik C. Owens, eds. Georgetown University Press, 2003 $26.95 Until September 11th, 2001, few in the West fully appreciated the significance of religion in international politics. The terrible events of that day refocused our attention on how thoroughly religion and politics intermingle, sometimes with horrific results. But must this intermingling always […]

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    God, the Devil, and Human Rights: A South African Perspective

    4:00 p.m. University of Chicago Divinity School Chicago, Illinois Dr. Charles Villa-Vicencio is executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, based in Cape Town. He was formerly the National Research Director in South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Prior to that he was Professor of Religion and Society at the University of […]

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    Can an Office Change a Country? The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, A Year in Review

    1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. Participants Gregg Ivers, Professor and Chair, Department of Government, The American University Paul Light, Vice President and Director, Governmental Studies Program, the Brookings Institution Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, Associate Director, the University of Pennsylvania Washington Semester Program, and Guest Scholar, the Brookings Institution Jim Towey, Director, White House Office of […]