WHO: Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic
Studies at American University’s School of International
Dr. Shana Cohen, Cambridge University’s Woolf
Institute of Abrahamic Faiths, The Centre for the Study of
Moderated by: Dr. James Goldgeier, dean, American
University’s School of International
WHAT: Special Dialogue Event: Reflections on the Eve of 9/11
WHEN: September 1, 2011, 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
WHERE: American University, School of International Service
Buidling, Founder’s Room.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 1, 2011) – American University’s School of International Service is holding a special dialogue event “Reflections on the Eve of 9/11: What’s Changed? What Hasn’t?” Two expert panelists, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, and Dr. Shana Cohen of Cambridge University’s Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths, will address how the nation is healing from religious and secular standpoints and discuss the challenging areas of tolerance which still remain among faiths and cultures. James Goldgeier, dean,
American University’s School of International Service will moderate the panel to address the following questions:
• Where are we ten years after 9/11?
• What's changed?
• What hasn't?
• What does the future hold for building bridges of tolerance,
communication, and understanding?
The speakers will also answer questions from students and attendees.
The event marks the beginning of the fall e-course Bridging the Great Divide: The Muslim-Jewish Encounter which is being taught in conjunction with Cambridge University. It also leads off the 11 days of observance at American University.
American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.