A Model System Versus a Mediocre System?

A Comparison of Muslim Immigration and Integration in the U.S. and Germany

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Service Employee International Union (SEIU)
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The workshop, which is part of a larger project on Muslim integration and builds on AICGS’ previous work on religion and politics, will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2009, from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the Service Employees International Union (1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036). A detailed workshop agenda is available here for your information. Please note that the proceedings will be off the record.

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Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and experts from Germany, Europe, and the United States, this workshop discusses socio-economic, political, and foreign policy dimensions of Muslim integration in the U.S. and in Germany.

AICGS is a Washington-based, independent, non-profit public policy organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University that works in Germany and the United States to address current and emerging policy challenges in the German-American and transatlantic relationships.

Please contact Jessica Riester to RSVP by email (jriester@aicgs.org) or phone (202-332-9312 ext.125) or if you have any questions. We hope you will be able to join us for what we believe will be an engaging and thoughtful discussion of very timely issues.

To view the workshop agenda, please click here.

9:00-9:15am Introductions by Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, AICGS

9:15-10:45am Socio-economic Facets of Integration

Speakers: Zahid H. Bukhari, Georgetown University
Raida Chbib, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Scott Bittle, Public Agenda
Gönül Tol, Middle East Institute
Moderator: Geneive Abdo, The Century Foundation

10:45-11:00am Coffee Break

11:00-12:30am Domestic Integration Policies

Speakers: Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Sahar Aziz, Project on National Security & Muslim Studies
Mounir Azzaoui, Georgetown University / RWTH Aachen
Mathias Rohe, Universität Erlangen
Moderator: Kirsten Verclas, AICGS

12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Paul Monteiro, The White House

1:30-3:15pm Integration and its Influences on Foreign Policy

Speakers: Heidrun Tempel, German Foreign Office
Geneive Abdo, The Century Foundation
Jochen Hippler, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, Rutgers University
Radwan Masmoudi, Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy
Moderator: Lily Gardner Feldman, AICGS

Please forward this invitation to all your friends and colleagues who might be interested in this event. Seats are limited, so please reserve your ticket as early as possible.
We look forward to seeing you next week.


Radwan A. Masmoudi
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy