Brooklyn, New York, June 6–7, 2009.
“Bridging the Divide Between the United States and the Muslim World through Arts and Ideas: Possibilities and Limitations” was an academic, cultural, and policy conference that brought together approximately 50 artists, producers, religious and community leaders, scholars, curators, and policy makers from the Muslim world, the United States, and Europe. Discussions focused on three broad themes: the “World of the Artist,” which examines artists’ place in the Muslim world and their access to audiences and venues; “Art and Social Commentary,” which considers art’s power to transform artist and audience as well as its capacity to offer social commentary and political critique; and “Cultural Exchange,” which investigates how cultural capital can be harnessed to encourage dialogue and engagement across cultures, and suggests new arenas for cultural diplomacy.
December 3, 2008.
For the past 30 years, Iranian–U.S. relations have been characterized by conflict, tension and suspicion. As America prepared to inaugurate a new president, the NYU Center for Dialogues convened a one–day conference to ask what might a relationship articulated around a new paradigm look like — a paradigm based on mutual recognition of the need for dignity and security for both sides? How might this paradigm address grievances created by past moments of hurt while providing a way to move toward the realization of a shared destiny and a positive future?
The NYU Center for Dialogues convened an international conference May 15 —17, 2007 at the Salzburg Global Seminar, in Salzburg, Austria.
The conference explored the challenges of and to Muslim communities in the West through the lens of youth and women, who have emerged from traditional roles and are forging new identities for themselves, and, in some instances, are becoming leading agents of change. The report details the productive meeting of world leaders, academics and activists from all over the globe.
On February 10 and 11, 2006, the New York University Center for Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West, in cooperation with the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations Malaysia (IDFR), convened a conference on “Who speaks for Islam? Who speaks for the West?” in Kuala Lumpur. The conference brought together fifty eminent persons from Western and Muslim-majority countries, among them policy-makers, religious leaders, scientists, economists, news media editors, and other opinion-makers, for two days of frank and often heated debate on a number of crucial policy questions intrinsic to the Muslim world-Western world relationship.
In Search of Common Ground for Understanding
New York University’s Casa Italiana
24 W. 12th St, (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Monday, November 18, 2013
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A Panel Discussion featuring:
Habib Kazdaghli, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Letters, and Humanities, University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia
Robert Quinn, Executive Director, Scholars at Risk
Amb. Serge Telle, French Interministerial Delegate for the Mediterranean
The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Mustapha Tlili, Founder and Director of the NYU Center for Dialogues: Islamic World — U.S. — The West.
The occasion will be used to release the report “The University and the Nation: Safeguarding Higher Education in Tunisia and Beyond”.
The event is co–sponsored by the Scholars at Risk Network.