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Conference focuses on issues confronting Islam, Sept. 27-28

Scholars and journalists -- most of them from the Islamic world -- will gather at Princeton for a major conference on issues confronting Islam Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28.

The conference, titled "Understanding and Responding to the Islamic World After Sept. 11," will run from 9:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in 50 McCosh.

Conference organizer Jeffrey Herbst, chair of Princeton's politics department, said the event will illustrate the "diversity of views in the Islamic world." Panelists will discuss issues relating to Islam both in the United States and abroad, including responses to terrorism, governance, democracy and the relationship between Islam and the non-Islamic world.

The conference is being sponsored by the Council on Regional Studies, Center of International Studies and Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. A complete agenda is available online.

The conference is being Webcast .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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