Islam in Russia: History, Politics and Culture

Wednesday, November 5
2:00-2:15 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Michael Van Dusen, Deputy Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

2:15-3:15 PM
Panel I
Historical Development of Islam in Russia
Talib Saidbaev, Advisor to the Head Mufti, Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Russia
Robert Crews, Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University, and former Title VIII-supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

3:15-3:30 PM
Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 PM
Panel II
Political Islam and the War in Chechnya
John Dunlop, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Aleksei Malashenko, Deputy Director, Carnegie Moscow Center

Thursday November 6
9:00-10:00 AM
Panel I
Emergence of Islamic Identity Among Russian Muslims
Shireen Hunter, Director, Islam Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Rustem Shukurov, Associate Professor of History, Moscow State University

Coffee Break

Panel II
Introduction of Islam into Political and Public Life
Kate Graney, Assistant Professor of Government, Skidmore College
Radik Amirov, Head of Press Service, Russian Council of Religious Affairs