Islam and Politics

Speakers: Isobel Coleman, Ed Husain, and Michael Willis
Presider: Deborah Amos

Isobel Coleman, Ed Husain, and Michael Willis discuss the relationship between Islam and politics following the Arab uprisings, including how Islam affects women's and minority rights, democracy, and secularism.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Implications of the Arab Uprisings, which was made possible by the generous support of Rita E. Hauser, and organized in cooperation with University of Oxford's St. Antony's College.

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Primary Sources

U.S. State Department Discussion on the Role of Religion in US Foreign Policy, January 2012

Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, presided in this interview on the role of religion in foreign policy, with interviewees Cheryl Benton (Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs) and Dr. Chris Seiple (President of the Institute for Global Engagement), in Washington, DC on January 23, 2012.

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