Panelists: Professor Abdul Aziz Said (Mohammed Said Farsi Chair), Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer (American University), Professor Ayse Kadayifci (American University)
Moderator: Dr. Alma Jadallah (American University & George Mason University)
This event served as the “kick-off” for the entire 2009 series. The Mohammed Said Farsi Chair, Professor Abdul Aziz Said, engaged the audience with a discussion on Islam and its relation to Peacemaking. Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer also discussed nonviolence in Islam during the kick-off event, followed by Professor Kadayifci-Orellana who spoke about peace building and other sources of conflict resolution in Islam.