The Emerging Shia Crescent

A three-part symposium on the emerging Shia political activism; the origins and development of Shiism; and its role in Arab politics, and the implication of the perceived rise of Shia power on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Summary Report of Sessions 1-3: Downloadable PDF

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Meeting ⁄ New York

The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Understanding the Shia

Speakers Reza AslanResearch Associate, Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, Dale EickelmanRalph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations, Dartmouth College, Noah FeldmanAdjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Lisa AndersonDean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
June 5, 2006

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Meeting ⁄ New York

The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Is Shia Power Cause for Concern?

Speakers Steven A. CookDouglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Toby C. JonesMellon Post Doctoral Fellow in Middle East History, Swarthmore College, Ray TakeyhSenior Fellow, Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Ethan S. BronnerDeputy Foreign Editor, The New York Times
June 5, 2006

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Meeting ⁄ New York

The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Implications for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Speakers Fouad AjamiM. Khadduri Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Vali R. NasrAdjunct Senior Fellow, Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
June 5, 2006

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