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Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace

Dr. Said

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Choose a topic to explore some of Professor Said's more recent work.

This is just a sample of the extensive writings Prof. Said has produced. For more writings on any of these topics, please contact tawhid@american.edu.

Islam and the West

Nathan C. Funk and Abdul Aziz Said, “Islam and the West: Narratives of Conflict and Conflict Transformation,” International Journal of Peace Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, Summer 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Beyond Clashing Symbols: Toward an Epidemic of Sanity,” May 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Making Peace with the Islamic World,” Peace Review, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2003.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Islamic Revivalism: A Global Perspective,” in Toward a Global Civilization? The Contribution of Religions, ed. Patricia Mische and Melissa Merkling (New York, NY: Peter Lang Publications), 2001.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Islam and the West: Three Stories,” in The Future of Islam-West Relations, ed. Shireen Hunter ( Washington , DC : Center for Strategic and International Studies), 1998.

Arab-American Relations

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, "The Roadmap Is Dead; Here Are Some Ways to Resurrect It", The Daily Star, May 6, 2005.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “What Arabs Can Accomplish in Tunis,” May 21, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Peace and Democracy: Arab Talking Points for Tunis,” The Daily Star, March 25, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, "Talking About Peace in the Absence of Peace Talks," (Arabic) Al-Hayat, March 25, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Engaging America's Foreign Policies,” The Daily Star, March 11, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Revolutionize Dialogue with the US,” The Daily Star, March 12, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Transforming Arab-American Discourse” (Arabic), Al-Hayat , August 2003.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Transforming Arab-American Discourse” (English), August 2003.

Abdul Aziz Said, "The Crisis of American Policies in the Middle East: Reflection upon the Context of US-Middle East Relations," presented to World Presidents' Organization, Washington, DC, 2004.

Iraq

Abdul Aziz Said and Benjamin Jensen, "A Late Revision Can Help Iraq's Election," The Daily Star, January 28, 2005.

Abdul Aziz Said, "The Trial of Saddam: Don't Grieve over His Fate, Look to the Future," Al-Hayat (Arabic), July 26, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said, "Unity in Diversity: The Cultural Mosaic of Iraq," presented at the First Cultural Forum on Iraq at UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France, May 26-27, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Benjamin Jensen, "Iraq and Lessons from Japan," Al-Hayat, September 28, 2003.

Democracy

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, "Beyond the Democracy Debate, A Time for Decisions," The Daily Star, April 11, 2005.

Abdul Aziz Said, "Let Us Be Democratic About Democracy," June 28, 2004, Arabic Media Internet Network, html.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Reformists Primer: Never Boycott an Election,” Christian Science Monitor, 2004 , html .

Abdul Aziz Said, "Don't Boycott Elections: Reformers Fail to Realize They Can Win by Losing," The Daily Star, (Beirut), February 19, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said, “A Delicate Task: The Democratization Challenge in the Middle East,” March 2004.

United States Foreign Policy

Abdul Aziz Said and Benjamin Jensen, "Losing the Cold War One Election at a Time", Daily Star, Nov 2, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Fighting Won't Win War,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “The Middle East and United States Foreign Policy: Searching for Reality,” The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer/Fall 1996.

Abdul Aziz Said and Lynn Kunkle, "What Went Wrong?: Reconciling America's Historical Legacy and the Middle East" Paper Presented at Center for the Study of the Presidency Conference on US Communications with Muslim Communities, July 2003.

Islamic Perspectives on Peace and Conflict Resolution

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, "Sufi Prescriptions for World Politics: A Way to Global Community," presented by Said at The ‘Shakir' World Encounters, in Marrakech, Morroco, September 10-12, 2004.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk, “Islam and Peace: An Ecology of the Spirit,” in Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust , ed. Richard C. Foltz, Frederick M. Denny, and Azizan Baharuddin (Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press), 2003.

Abdul Aziz Said, Nathan C. Funk, and Lynne Kunkle, “Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution,” in The Future of Peace in the Twenty-First Century , ed. Nicholas N. Kittrie, Rodrigo Carazo, and James R. Mancham (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press), 2003.

Abdul Aziz Said and Nathan C. Funk with Lynne Kunkle, “The Role of Faith in Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution,” Peace and Conflict Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, May 2002.

Abdul Aziz Said, Nathan C. Funk, and Ayse S. Kadayifci, “Islamic Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Peace,” Occasional Paper No. 48, The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2002.

Education for a Culture of Peace

Abdul Aziz Said, “Moving Towards a Transnational Consciousness,” Spirituality and Reality, Vol. II, No. 1, May 2002.

Abdul Aziz Said, “The Whole World Needs the Whole World,” Spirituality and Reality, Vol. I, No. 2, December 2001.

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