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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


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,
Shari`ah, Natural law and Institutional Governance, Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Minaret of Freedom Institute, MD,
Shari'ah, Democracy and Justice in Nigeria, Is-haq Akintola, Lagos State University, Nigeria,
Islam, Justice and Democracy: A Theoretical and Comparative study, Abdel Fattah Mady, Claremont Graduate University, CA,

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,
Islamic Economics and Justice in Indonesian Democracy, Bart J. Ryan, Harvard University, MA,
The Just Third Way: Basic principles of economic and social justice, Norman G. Kurland, J.D., The Center for Economic and Social Justice, VA,

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,
Islamic Philanthropy: Reviving Traditional Forms for Building Social Justice, Jennifer Bremer, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC,
Fundamentalism and Islam in the 21st Century, Orla Lynch, University College Cork, Ireland,
Muslims Were Born Free but Are Everywhere in Chains: An Empirical Examination of Muslims' Democratic Culture, Moataz A. Fattah, Central Michigan University, MI,

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
Narrowing the Divide: Deconstructing Muslim Women’s ‘Choice’ Between Culture and Gender Justice in India, Sarah Mehta, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC,
Lost Between Rhetoric and Reality: Uncovering and Achieving True Gender Justice in Islamic Societies, Sherien Sultan, International Center for Transitional Justice, NY,

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

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,
The Primacy of Privacy within the Paradigm of Justice for an Effective Islamic Model of Democracy” Saeed A. Khan,
Freewill and Justice, Mohammad Nabeel Ashraf, Luther Seminary, MN
Establishing Justice: The Role of the People, Jack DuVall, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Washington, DC,
Establishing Religious Harmony: The Role of the Individual, Irvin J. Borowsky, The American Interfaith Institute at the National Liberty Museum, PA,

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

For further information, please contact CSID Conference Coordinator, Layla Sein, at: 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: or call: 202-942-2183.

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