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PROGRAM

MAY 15, 2007


SESSION I —TENSIONS PRODUCED BY ISLAM IN THE WEST: HOW CAN THEY BE OVERCOME?


Part I: Opening

10:00 — 10:10 A.M.
Opening Statement by
Mustapha Tlili, Founder and Director, Center for Dialogues: Islamic World — U.S. — The West, New York University, and Conference Chairman

10:10 — 10:15 A.M.
Welcome remarks by Edward Mortimer, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Seminar

10:15 — 10:35 A.M.
Address by Ursula Plassnik, Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs

10:35 — 10:40 A.M.
Remarks by Heinz Schaden, Mayor of Salzburg

10:40 — 10:50 A.M.
Break


Part II: Roundtable

10:50 A.M. — 12:30 P.M.
Moderator
Mustapha Tlili
Speakers:
Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Secretary General, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Iqbal Riza, Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary—General on the Alliance of Civilizations
Ralph Scheide, Ambassador, Deputy Director General for Political Affairs and Director of the Near and Middle East Department and Africa, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (Austria)
Hans Gnodtke, Commissioner for Dialogue with the Islamic World and Dialogue among Civilizations, Federal Foreign Office (Germany)
Farah Pandith, Senior Advisor on Muslim Engagement, Department of State (U.S.)

12:30 — 2:00 P.M.
Lunch with keynote address by Rikke Hvilshøj, Minister for Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs (Denmark)


SESSION II — MUSLIM COMMUNITIES IN THE WEST

PANEL I: A SURVEY OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

2:00 — 2:20 P.M.
A general survey
Martin Schain, Professor of Politics, New York University (U.S.)

2:20 — 2:40 P.M.
The European story, in numbers
Zsolt Nyiri, Regional Research Director for Europe, The Gallup Organization (U.S.)

2:40 — 3:00 P.M.
The social geography of exclusion
Ceri Peach, Professor of Social Geography, Oxford University (U.K.)


PANEL II: A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

3:00—3:20 P.M.
Building resilience and preventing violent extremism
Susan Scholefield, Director General for Equalities, Department of Communities and Local Government (U.K.)

3:20 — 3:40 P.M.
Successful integration — is it the key to enhanced security?
Shaarik Zafar, Senior Policy Advisor, Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security (U.S.)

3:40 — 4:20 P.M.
Can Muslim youth and women infuse new vitality into “old Europe,” and on what terms?
- Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Islamic Studies, St Antony’s College, Oxford (U.K.) and Visiting Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
- Abdelmajid Charfi, Professor Emeritus of Arab Civilization and Islamic Thought, University of Tunis (Tunisia)

4:20 — 4:40 P.M.
Break

4:40 — 6:30 P.M.
General debate

8:00 P.M.
Dinner hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs at the Salzburg Residence



MAY 16, 2007


WORKING GROUP SESSIONS: SECURITY, INTEGRATION BEST PRACTICES AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICEÑA WESTERN ISLAM?

9:00 — 10:30 A.M.

Working groups deliberate

I. Security
Moderator
Randy Beardsworth, Vice President, Human Capital & Corporate Communication Strategies, Analytic Services Inc., and former Assistant Secretary, Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Rapporteurs
Sophie Body Gendrot, Director, Center for Urban Studies, The Sorbonne (France)
Shamit Saggar, Professor of Political Science, University of Sussex, and former Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister (U.K.)
II. Integration Best Practices
Moderator
Haroon Siddiqui, Editorial Page Editor Emeritus, The Toronto Star (Canada)
Rapporteurs
Vincent Tiberj, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Political Research a Paris Institut des Sciences Politiques (France)
Shireen Hunter, Visiting Fellow, Center for Muslim—Christian Understanding, Georgetown University (U.S.)
III. Religious Practice: a Western Islam?
Moderator
Farhan Nizami, Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (U.K.)
Rapporteurs
Aziz Huq, Director, Liberty and National Security Project, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law (U.S.)
Roger Hardy, Middle East and Islamic Affairs Analyst, BBC World Service (U.K.)

10:30 — 11:00 A.M.
Break

11:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M.
Working groups resume deliberation

12:30 P.M.
Lunch

2:00 P.M.
Working group rapporteurs prepare reports and submit them to conference secretariat

2:30 P.M.
Guided walking tour of Salzburg

7:00 P.M.
Reception and dinner hosted by the county and city of Salzburg at Hellbrunn Castle



MAY 17, 2007


9:00 — 11:00 A.M.

SESSIONS III AND IV: WORKING GROUP REPORTS AND DEBATE ON SECURITY, INTEGRATION AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICE IN WESTERN ISLAM ?

11:00 — 11:20 A.M.
Break

11:20 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.


SESSION IV: CONSIDERATION OF POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

1:00 — 1:30 P.M.

SESSION V: PLAN OF ACTION AND CLOSING

1:30 P.M.
Lunch


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