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World Forum: Prof. Spellberg to participate in U.S.-Islamic World Forum

Tue, April 12, 2011 | Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, D.C.

2011 U.S.-Islamic World Forum to be held in Washington, D.C.
2011 U.S.-Islamic World Forum to be held in Washington, D.C.

Associate Professor Denise Spellberg has been invited to participate in the 2011 U.S.-Islamic World Forum to be held in Washington, D.C., April 12-14.

The forum is convened by the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization in Washington, D.C., and in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the State of Qatar.

According to the Saban Center's website, "The Forum has established a reputation as both the premier convening body for American and Muslim world leaders and a catalyst for positive action."

It will include plenary sessions on "issues critical to the Arab and Muslim worlds, working groups focused on building partnerships on key issues such as civil society, American Muslim engagement, the role of the media and culture, religious minorities, development, and a series of roundtable discussions on topical issues."

Past participants include notable dignitaries such as President Bill Clinton; Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey; Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan; Commander of the U.S. Central Command David Petraeus; the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina Dr. Mustafa Ceric and many others.

It is an invitation-only event.

Sponsored by: Saban Center at the Brookings Institution, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the State of Qatar

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