Religion Events

Clashing Between Religion and Raki? The Struggle of the Turkish Elites

February 03, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Michael Thumann, Bosch Public Policy Fellow, Transatlantic Academy and Middle East Bureau Chief, DIE ZEIT

Banning Headscarves in Bulgaria: Reflections on the Debate over Religious Symbols in Public Schools

January 14, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
n Europe, the issue of headscarves has the power to expose a variety of social cleavages because it instantly provokes strong stances on matters such as national identity, religion, gender and human rights. This issue also reflects the way in which states set priorities within the broad category of human rights they are obliged to protect. Through her analysis of headscarf bans in Bulgarian schools, Kristen Ghodsee illustrated how a young postcommunist democracy has attempted to create a coherent policy on headscarves while balancing its commitments to multiple constituencies in the US, its fellow EU member states as well as its own diverse population.

Obama and the Islamic World

December 07, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Satoshi Ikeuchi, Japan Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Associate Professor, University of Tokyo

Islamism: What Is to Be Said and Done?

November 30, 2009 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Asia Program
Donald K. Emmerson, Stanford University

Iran, the Middle East and America: A View From Israel

November 13, 2009 // 8:30am9:30am
Middle East Program
David Menashri, Director, Center for Iranian Studies; Dean of Special Programs; and Professor, Department of Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University; Walter ReichYitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior, The George Washington University; and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Women, Islam and the Future of Turkish Democracy

October 25, 2007 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Nigar Goksel, Senior Analyst, European Stability Initiative Istanbul office

The Process of National Identity Formation among the Macedonian-Speaking Muslims of Western Macedonia

May 02, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Marcin Lubas,Fulbright Fellow, The Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

Religion and Politics in Turkey: A Survey of Turkish Attitudes

February 26, 2007 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
Speakers: - Dr. Can Paker, Chairman, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) - Etyen Mahcupyan, Director for the Democratization Program of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

Turkish Islam: Nationalism, Religious Freedom and Europe

November 29, 2006 // 8:30am10:30am
Global Europe Program
Dr. Gerald Robbins, Associate Fellow, Foreign Policy Research InstituteDr. Kemal Silay, Chairman, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Program, Indiana UniversityDr. Omer Taspinar, Director, Turkey Project, The Brookings Institution

European Alumni Association Conference: "Europe and the Muslim World"

October 06, 2006 // 9:00am5:00pm
Global Europe Program