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Backstage: Youth: The Future (Islam in Europe, Part III)–LIVE Shorts

June 10, 2009

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Youth: The Future (Islam in Europe, Part III) LIVE from the NYPL Shorts.

ISLAM IN EUROPE—Insult: Fractured States? is a three-evening symposium on June 9, 10, and 11 that gathers prominent, cross-sector speakers from diverse disciplines and the Muslim diaspora to share country-specific perspectives on Muslim communities integration in European society. This opening panel, introduced by Mustapha Tlili (Founder of the Center for Dialogues at New York University), sets the historical framework for the entire symposium and explores how Europes socio-economic and political history led to contemporary, post-colonial immigration and integration issues.

This debate, Part III, investigates how young people, as Western citizens who are fully confident in their Muslim identities, tackle thorny societal issues and challenge old paradigms, and discuss how young people can play an integral role in creating a better, socially coherent future. Moustafa Bayoumi, City University of New York, moderator. Special guests panelists include Nanna Westh (filmmaker, Denmark), Farid Hafez (University of Vienna, Austria), Ziyah Gafic (Photographer, Bosnia-Hercegovina), and respondents, Nebojša Šeric Shoba (visual artist, Bosnia-Hercegovina) and Krzysztof Czyzewski (Borderland Foundation, Poland).