Town Hall meeting focuses on Islam's place within globalization

Islam emerging as one of first great civilizational challenges confronting globalization | April 1, 2006

Over the last decade—and particularly since 9/11—the question of how Islam will become part of a globalized world has been asked and answered in a variety ways. What is clear is that Islam is emerging as one of the first great civilizational challenges confronting globalization.

A distinguished panel of leaders representing higher education, business, government and the non-profit sector are coming together for a wide-ranging and informative discussion of what is Islam’s place within globalization on Sunday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference. This event is free and open to the public.

After brief opening statements, the panelists are questioned first by expert moderators and then by the audience. The aim is to encourage the panelists to engage one another in dialogue in order to make clear their differences and to explore common ground.

The panelists include Jerry Leach, president of the World Affairs Council, Farooq Kathwari, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ethan Allen Interiors, Baher Foad, director of adult religious education at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, and Karen Armstrong, author and lecturer.

This event is sponsored by the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Ethics/Religion and Society Program at Xavier University, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati., World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati, Southern Ohio District Export Council, Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Xavier University, Gender and Diversity Studies at Xavier University, the AFL-CIO, Cinergy Foundation, and the Procter & Gamble Fund.