Thursday, March 25, 2010

Secularism, Islam, and Democracy: Muslims in Europe and the West







PEN AT AWP


The 2010 AWP Conference will take place from April 7 to 10 in Denver. Stop by the PEN table and say hello. If you plan on attending, please let us know.

PEN is also proud to be presenting an event as part of the conference:

Revisions of Truth
Thursday, April 8: 3.pm.
Capitol Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Denver, 4th Floor

With Jackson Taylor, Marie Ponsot, Phillip Lopate, and Sapphire

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Secularism, Islam,
and Democracy:
Muslims in Europe
and the West


With Dalia Mogahed, Tariq Ramadan, Joan Wallach Scott, and Jacob Weisberg

When: Thursday, April 8
Where: The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, NYC
What time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15/$10 for PEN/ACLU Members and students with valid ID. Tickets are available through www.smarttix.com or by dialing (212) 868-4444. They may also be purchased at the door. Seating is by general admission, on a first-come, first-served basis.



PEN and the ACLU will join forces to present Tariq Ramadan’s first public appearance in the United States since he was barred from entering the country in 2004. This event will offer a unique opportunity to hear Professor Ramadan talk about issues relating to secularism, Islam, and democracy, along with Dalia Mogahed, Joan Wallach Scott, and Jacob Weisberg.

The panel discussion is presented as part of an initiative to promote national reflection and accountability in the United States. It also celebrates a victory of important principle—that American audiences should be able to hear directly from important figures such as Professor Ramadan.

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