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FP: Showdown in Tehran

Author: Vali R. Nasr

In his piece for Foreign Policy, Vali Nasr explores Iran's main political fissure, specifically how Ahmadinejad is a threat to clerical supremacy, but without him, Khomeinism is even more vulnerable to reformist challengers.

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The Role of the Community of Faith in HIV Prevention

Speakers: Bishop Charles E. Blake, Kenneth Hackett, and Jed Hoffman
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Experts discuss how to equip and mobilize churches and faith communities to respond to the needs of those affected by HIV/AIDS in positive ways that target the stigmas associated with the pandemic, while improving access to HIV/AIDS treatment. Bishop Charles E. Blake, chairman and CEO of Save Africa's Children, emphasizes that the black church must emulate the Biblical leader Joseph's actions, providing humanitarian assistance to brothers and sisters struggling in Africa, the "homeland."

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Islam in America

Speakers: Daisy Khan, Eboo Patel, and Mohamed Younis
Presider: Calvin Sims

Experts examine myths regarding American Muslims and address fears of Islam in the United States.

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Islam in America (Audio)

Speakers: Daisy Khan, Eboo Patel, and Mohamed Younis
Presider: Calvin Sims

Experts examine myths regarding American Muslims and address fears of Islam in the United States.

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Islam in America

Speakers: Daisy Khan, Eboo Patel, and Mohamed Younis
Presider: Calvin Sims

Experts examine myths regarding American Muslims and address fears of Islam in the United States.

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Huffington Post: Iranian "Feud:" Much Ado About Nothing?

In this Huffington Post piece, Sharmine Narwari, a Senior Associate at St. Anthony's College, Oxford University, argues that given the current geopolitical standpoint, the "political spat" between Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is, for now at least, much ado about nothing.

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Backgrounder

Islam and Politics in Pakistan

Author: Jayshree Bajoria

Pakistan is bracing for more turbulence in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing. This Backgrounder looks at how state support for Islamist militants has led to growing religious intolerance in society.

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God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

Speakers: Monica D. Toft and Timothy Samuel Shah
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Coauthors Monica Duffy Toft and Timothy Samuel Shah discuss their new book God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics, coauthored with Daniel Philpott, as well as religion’s recent resurgence in political influence across the globe. This discussion is part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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