A discussion about the events in Arab countries and the role of religion in the fight for freedom with Wael FAROUQ, Professor of the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo, and Robert REILLY, Senior Fellow for Strategic Communication at the American Foreign Policy Council and author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind
Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center
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 event is open to the public and free of charge.
About this EventDate: Monday, May 7, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
About the SpeakersWael Farouq
Professor of the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo Robert R. Reilly
Senior Fellow for Strategic Communication at the American Foreign Policy Council