Shuruq Event (NYU): Iran, Palestine, & the U.S.: Re-Shaping Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Monday, March 30th -Panel Discussion : Iran, Palestine, & the U.S.: Re-Shaping Foreign Policy in the Middle East
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Kimmel Center Eisner and Lubin Auditorium , 60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012

Dr. Hatem Bazian
Dr. Richard Bulliet

The goal for the event is to outline the underlying issues facing the United States in the Middle East and greater Muslim world in a post-Bush era. Do Middle Eastern leaders feel President Obama is a viable leader and ally in establishing diplomatic relations in the region, or will he carry on the status quo of US foreign policy from the previous presidency? Can President Obama effectively influence leaders to manage internal strife (Iraq, Israel and Palestine, etc.)?

The event will be held on Monday March 30, 2009, from 6:30PM to 9PM at the Kimmel Center of Student Life. Both speakers will have speak individually and then attendees will be able to ask questions in a Q&A session. This event is co-sponsored by the United Muslims Association and Shuruq 2009

Co-sponsored by the United Muslims Association, The Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Arab Students United and Shuruq 2009
For seven years now, Shuruq (Arabic for Sunrise) has been a celebration of Islam’s rich diversity. Shuruq raises awareness of Islam and Muslims in an experiential way, through emphasis on lived realities and artistic expressions, working to build an attitude of harmony and mutual understanding within the New York City community. For two weeks every year, Shuruq puts together a series of increasingly popular events on NYU’s campus to highlight the breadth of culture, music, literature, religion and politics throughout the Muslim world — including America’s millions of Muslims.

Shuruq 2009 will host a number of events across campus in the next two weeks, bringing to the University and to the City a chance to hear from, learn and engage with noted activists, academics, performers and American Muslims leaders. This represents for many New Yorkers an excellent opportunity to understand American Islam, where it has come from and where it is going.

For a complete listing of this year’s events, please visit the Shuruq 2009 homepage