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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Symposium ⁄ New York

The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Understanding the Shia

Speakers:

Reza Aslan, Research Associate, Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, Dale Eickelman, Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations, Dartmouth College, Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Lisa Anderson, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
June 5, 2006

This meeting is on the record.

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Symposium ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

Steven A. Cook, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Toby C. Jones, Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow in Middle East History, Swarthmore College, Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow, Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Ethan S. Bronner, Deputy Foreign Editor, The New York Times
June 5, 2006

This meeting is on the record.

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Symposium ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

Fouad Ajami, M. Khadduri Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
June 5, 2006

This meeting is on the record.

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