MAY 15, 2007
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.
Part II: Roundtable
10:50 A.M. — 12:30 P.M.
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)
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.)
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.
4:40 — 6:30 P.M.
Dinner hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs at the Salzburg Residence
MAY 16, 2007
9:00 — 10:30 A.M.
Working groups deliberate
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
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
Haroon Siddiqui, Editorial Page Editor Emeritus, The Toronto Star (Canada)
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?
Farhan Nizami, Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (U.K.)
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.
11:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M.
Working groups resume deliberation
Working group rapporteurs prepare reports and submit them to conference secretariat
Guided walking tour of Salzburg
Reception and dinner hosted by the county and city of Salzburg at Hellbrunn Castle
MAY 17, 2007
9:00 — 11:00 A.M.
11:00 — 11:20 A.M.
11:20 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.
1:00 — 1:30 P.M.