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Backstage: Migration Policy, Response and Reaction: The Status Quo (Islam in Europe, Part II)–LIVE Shorts

June 10, 2009

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Migration Policy, Response and Reaction: The Status Quo (Islam in Europe, Part II) - 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 session, Part II, explores whether assimilation or integration are the only options for Muslim immigrants and their children. How have rising tensions at the global level impacted polarization of Muslims within European societies? Paul Berman, contributing editor, The New Republic, moderator. Special guest panelists for this session include Ambassador Ingmar Karlsson (former diplomat, Sweden), Pastor Anne Grung (Oslo University, Norway), Ahmet Kuru (Columbia University, Turkey), Hasni Abidi (Study and Research Center for the Arab and Mediterranean World, Switzerland), and Luz Gómez-García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain).