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Rabu, 10 Maret 2010

Defining and Establishing Justice in Muslim Societies

Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)
Fifth Annual Conference


Defining and Establishing
Justice in Muslim Societies

TENTATIVE PROGRAM


Wyndham Washington DC Hotel
1400 M. Street N. W. Washington DC 20005
Friday & Saturday, May 28 – 29, 2004



8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration (Vista Foyer-Ballroom level)

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

• Dr. Akbar S. Ahmed, Chair, Conference Committee
• Dr. Radwan Masmoudi, CSID President


9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session 1 (Vista Ballroom-Ballroom Level)

Political Foundations of Justice
Chair: Azizah al-Hibri, University of Richmond, VA
Justice and Political Legitimacy in Islamic Political Thought, Kamran Asghar Bokhari, Howard University, Washington, DC, kbokhari@howard.edu
Shari`ah, Natural law and Institutional Governance, Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Minaret of Freedom Institute, MD, ahmad@minaret.org
Shari'ah, Democracy and Justice in Nigeria, Is-haq Akintola, Lagos State University, Nigeria, akintolayasalam@yahoo.com
Islam, Justice and Democracy: A Theoretical and Comparative study, Abdel Fattah Mady, Claremont Graduate University, CA, abdel-fattah.mady@cgu.edu

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 2 (Vista Ballroom-Ballroom Level)


Economic justice
Chair: Louis Cantori, University of Maryland, MD
‘Adl, Mizan and the Peaceful Jihad for Human Development of the Arab world, Paul Sullivan, National Defense University, VA, sullivanpj@ndu.edu
Islamic Economics and Justice in Indonesian Democracy, Bart J. Ryan, Harvard University, MA, b.ryan@post.harvard.edu
The Just Third Way: Basic principles of economic and social justice, Norman G. Kurland, J.D., The Center for Economic and Social Justice, VA, thirdway@cesj.org


12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Jumah Prayer (Woodlawn Room-Ballroom Level)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Luncheon (Vista Ballroom- Ballroom Level)
Luncheon Keynote Address
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell (Invited)

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session 3
Ambassador’s Forum:
Islam & Democracy: The Challenge for the 21st Century
Invited Ambassadors of Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and Jordan
Chair: Dr. Akbar S. Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington, DC


4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CSID General Annual Meeting
CSID Members, Fellows, and Founding Members


7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Annual Banquet (Vista Ballroom- Ballroom Level)

Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush – Keynote Speaker
“Justice and Rationality”
Muslim Democrat of the Year Award

Dr. John L. Esposito
Dialogue of Civilizations Award

Saturday May 29, 2004

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration (Vista Foyer-Ballroom level)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 4 (Vista Ballroom-Ballroom Level)


The Role of Social Organizations in Promoting Justice
Chair: Antony T. Sullivan, University of Michigan, MI
Between the Sacred and the Secular: the Emergence of ‘Islamic Democracy’ and the Search for Legitimate Authority, Babak Rahimi, European University Institute, Italy, brahimi77@hotmail.com
Islamic Philanthropy: Reviving Traditional Forms for Building Social Justice, Jennifer Bremer, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, jbremer@kenan.org
Fundamentalism and Islam in the 21st Century, Orla Lynch, University College Cork, Ireland, orlalynch_ucc@yahoo.com
Muslims Were Born Free but Are Everywhere in Chains: An Empirical Examination of Muslims' Democratic Culture, Moataz A. Fattah, Central Michigan University, MI, fatta1ma@cmich.edu

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10: 45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 5 (Vista Ballroom-Ballroom Level)


Justice for women and Gender Equality
Chair: Asma Afsaruddin, University of Notre Dame, IN
Toward a Theory of Gender Equality in Muslim Societies, Asma Barlas, Ithaca College, NY abarlas@ithaca.edu
Narrowing the Divide: Deconstructing Muslim Women’s ‘Choice’ Between Culture and Gender Justice in India, Sarah Mehta, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC, smehta@eppc.org
Lost Between Rhetoric and Reality: Uncovering and Achieving True Gender Justice in Islamic Societies, Sherien Sultan, International Center for Transitional Justice, NY, Sherien76@aol.com

A Case Study of Morocco: How Have Women become Part of the Labor Market? Michelle Carla Morelli, (Federal Government Contractor/Consultant, Washington, DC, mich1808@aol.com


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon (Vista Ballroom- Ballroom Level)
Hesham Reda Memorial Lecture

Dr. Ali Mazrui – Luncheon Keynote Address
“Pax Islamica and the Pursuit of Justice:
Between Force and Forgiveness”

2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m. Session 6 (Vista Ballroom-Ballroom Level)

Open Forum: Voices of Muslim Democrats: Political Reform in the Muslim World
Chair: Abdulwahab Alkebsi, National Endowment for Democracy, DC

This session will be in Arabic with simultaneous translation.
• Dr. Muhammad Habash, Syria,
• Dr. Mokhtar Benabdallaoui, Morocco,
• Mr. Slaheddine Jourchi, Tunisia,
• Dr. Saoud al-Mawla, Lebanon,
• Mr. Muhammad Sodik Yusuf, Uzbekistan
• Mr. Hamid Aminoddin Barra, The Philippines
• Mr. Omar Abubakar, Ghana
• Dr. Seyed Hossein Seifzadeh, Iran


3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Session 7 (Vista Ballroom-Ballroom Level)

Individual Rights and Responsibilities
Chair: Deina Abdelkader, Cairo University, Egypt
Individual Responsibility, the Qur’an, and Democracy, Mary Knight, New York University, NY, mk1153@nyu.edu
The Primacy of Privacy within the Paradigm of Justice for an Effective Islamic Model of Democracy” Saeed A. Khan, sk1967@aol.com
Freewill and Justice, Mohammad Nabeel Ashraf, Luther Seminary, MN mashraf@luthersem.edu
Establishing Justice: The Role of the People, Jack DuVall, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Washington, DC, JDuVall@rockcap.com
Establishing Religious Harmony: The Role of the Individual, Irvin J. Borowsky, The American Interfaith Institute at the National Liberty Museum, PA, liberty@libertymuseum.org


5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks (Vista Ballroom-Ballroom Level)

• Dr. Aziz Sachedina, Chair, CSID Board of Directors
• Dr. Akbar S.Ahmed, Conference Chair




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For further information, please contact CSID Conference Coordinator, Layla Sein, at: sein@islam-democracy.org or 202 942-2185.

• All participants, including speakers, panelists, and chairs, must register and pay the registration fee. The fee covers the two keynote luncheons, the banquet dinner, and coffee breaks. One-day registration fees are also available. Please mail your pre-registration form and fee by May 22 (must be postmarked). On-site registration is also available, depending on availability.

• Journalists may attend sessions free of charge, but must purchase lunch tickets ($25) and/or banquet dinner tickets ($40) at registration. Please send e-mail, with name and affiliation, to Zahir Janmohamed at: zahir@islam-democracy.org or call: 202-942-2183.

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