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"Beyond the Islamist Discourse:
Muslims Look at their Societies"


April 11, 2008
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
presented as part of the series “Beyond the Islamist Discourse:Muslims Look at Their Societies”
John Esposito, Director Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding Georgetown University
"Who Speaks for Islam?"
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March 27, 2008
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division and The John W. Kluge Center of The Library of Congress and
The Embassy of Iraq (Cultural Office) presented a Conference on
"Education, Health and Socio-Economic Developments in Iraq Today”
Representatives from the US Department of State, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine, the Office of Iraq Reconstruction (USAID),  the International Office for Migration, AMIDEAST,  Life for Relief and Development, International Relief and Development,  World Learning, and Mobile Medical International Corporation met to discuss their work in Iraq.
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March 21, 2008
The Near East Section African & Middle Eastern Division
and the Kluge Centerof the Library of Congress presented as part of the series
"Beyond the Islamist Discourse: Muslims Look at Their Societies"
Oussama Romdhani, Director General, Tunisian External Communication Agency
"The Impact of the Information Technology Revolution on the Youth of Tunisia"
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March 7, 2008
The Near East Section of The African Middle Eastern Division and The John W. Kluge Center
at The Library Of Congress invited you to the film screening of: Love Letters From Kabul
A twenty five minute short documentary film produced by New York University’s Professor of Psychology, Susan Andersen
and a testament to how a literacy training program can transform the lives of ordinary Afghan couples.
Guest Speaker: Nasrine Gross, Distinguished author and founder of the literacy program featured in the film.
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February 26, 2008
The Near East Section of The African Middle Eastern Division
and The John W. Kluge Center at The Library Of Congress
Invited you to a talk by Shireen Hunter, Distinguished Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
and visiting Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding on her new book,
Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Religion and Modernity.
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February 7, 2008
The Druze are a thousand-year-old religious community of the Middle East, whose members today live primarily in Lebanon, Syria and Israel, while others have emigrated to the United States, Europe and Africa. Their historical and intellectual legacy was examined by 10 scholars from the U.S. and Middle East who participated in a symposium at the Library of Congress.

The Druze Heritage: Part I
The Druze Heritage: Part II
The Druze Heritage: Part III
The Druze Heritage: Part IV

Scholars participating in the symposium included Sami Makarem, American University of Beirut; Majid Fakhri, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University; Abbas Hamdani, Wisconsin University; Linda Clarke, Concordia University; Melhem Salman, American Druze Foundation; Sumaiya Hamdani, George Mason University; Erlendur Haraldsson, University of Iceland; Intisar Azzam, Lebanese American University in Beirut; Kais M. Firro, Haifa University; and Dr. Anis Obeid, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University. Haraldsson will deliver a luncheon speech titled "Reincarnation, Ancient Beliefs and New Evidence Among the Druze."
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January 24, 2008
The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division,
The Library of Congress presented a lecture
"Health & Education in Iraq: Past, Present & Future"
by Dr. A. Hadi Al-Khalili, M.D., Cultural Attache of the Embassy of Iraq
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