CSID's 21st Annual Conference - Why the US should Support Democracy?

Thu Jun 01 2023 at 08:30 am to 05:30 pm

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection | Washington

Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)
Publisher/HostCenter for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID)
CSID's 21st Annual Conference - Why the US should Support Democracy?
The CSID Annual Conference is the international conference on Islam & Democracy, held in Washington DC, attended by experts & policymakers.
About this Event

Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

21st Annual Conference

Why the US should SupportDemocracy in the Muslim World, and How?

Thursday, June 1, 2023

The Mayflower Hotel

Washington D.C.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks

Prof. Asma Afsaruddin - Chair of the CSID Board

Prof. Dalia Fahmy - Chair of the Program Committee

9:15 - 9:45 AM - Opening Speaker

Keynote Speaker (TBD)

9:45 - 11:15 AM - PANEL 1:

The Cost of Authoritarianism: Assessing U.S. Mideast Policy over the Long Term

Moderator: Dalia Fahmy - Associate professor of political science, LIU Brooklyn

Mustafa Akyol - Senior Fellow, CATO

Shadi Hamid - Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Sarah Leah Whitson - Executive Director, Democracy in the Arab World Now (DAWN)

Wa’el Alzayat - Executive Director, EmGAGE

11:15 - 12:00 PM - PANEL 2:

Middle East Authoritarianism and the subversion of Western democracy

A Conversation with David Kirkpatrick

The New Yorker Magazine

Moderator: Nader Hachemi, Director, The Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Keynote Luncheon

Keynote Speakers:

Democratic Backsliding and Threats to Democracy in the Arab World

Damon Wilson - President, National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Amaney A. Jamal - Dean, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs,

Princeton University

Moderator:  Radwan Masmoudi

Founder and President of President, Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy

1:30 - 3:00 PM - PANEL 3

Political Islam and Democracy:  A 45-year Retrospective

Moderator:  Dan Brumberg, Georgetown University

Jocelyne Cesari - Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding at Harvard Divinity School

Deina Abdelkader - Assoc. Professor, Political Science Dept., University of Massachusetts Lowell

William Scott Harrop - Doctoral candidate, Department of Politics, University of Virginia

Ismail Numan Telci, Vice President, Center for Middle eastern Studies, ORSAM, Turkey

Omair Anas - Director of Research, Centre for Studies of Plural Societies, India

3:00 - 3:15 PM Coffee and tea break

3:15 - 4:45 PM - PANEL 4

The Role of Islamic Values in Building a Just Society and Political System

Moderator:  Asma Afsaruddin - University of Indiana

Mark Tessler - Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Youssef Chouhoud - Assist. Professor, Political Science, Christopher Newport University

Lindsay Benstead - Director, Middle East Studies Center, Portland State University

Marko Veković - Professor and Executive Editor Politics and Religion Journal, Belgrade, Serbia

Andrew March - Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Keynote Speech

The Future of Democracy in the Arab World

Keynote Speaker:

Mohamed Moncef Marzouki

Former President of Tunisia

5:30 pm - Closing Remarks


Co-Sponsored by Emgage and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, 1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, United States


USD 75.00 to USD 1000.00

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