Islam and the West

01 May 2015


A Workshop for Teachers
Sponsored by
The Program in Near Eastern Studies
at Princeton University
The Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute
at the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Saturday, May 2, 2015
8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Princeton University
Frist Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room (MPR A)
Princeton, NJ 08544

Secondary school teachers and community college faculty from the greater Princeton area* are invited to apply for participation in this excellent one-day educational workshop. (20 slots available)

The recent attacks in France by Islamists, who were French nationals, have accentuated a long-standing debate about Islam in Europe, and in the West more broadly. This workshop will place in historical and comparative perspective the current debate over immigration and integration, with particular attention to the differences among countries and between Europe and the United States. We will also explore the differences between Islam - a religion, and Islamism - a political ideology; the concept of national identity in a rapidly globalizing world; and finally, the growing phenomenon of foreign fighters and their return to the West.
*Overnight accommodations and travel reimbursement are not provided

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 (All day)
Princeton University