Sunday
Jan152012

NYE 2012: "Either We Depend on God or on Power": The Case of the Arab Spring

A discussion about the events in Arab countries and the role of religion in the fight for freedom

With Frank ANDERSON, Former Chief, Near East Division, Directorate of Operations, CIA , and Wael FAROUQ, Professor of the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center and Communion and Liberation

The cry for freedom, more freedom, seems to be the catalyst of the struggles and conflicts taking place in the Arab countries. Entire populations were ready to risk their lives in the name of it. What is the origin of this desire and thirst – to the point that it is preferred over life itself? How does religion influence freedom? Does religion limit or restrict personal and social freedom? Does religion tame freedom? Is religion an ally or enemy of power? Recent events in the Arab countries prompt these important questions of freedom and faith.

The lecture is open to the public and free of charge.

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About this Event

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

About the Speakers

Frank Anderson
Former Chief, Near East Division, Directorate of Operations, CIA
Wael Farouq
Professor of the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo

Invitation

Download the Program here

Transcript

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Photos by Dino D'Agata - click on image below

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