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Institute for American Values.
The Arab Cultural Debate and Its
Implications for U.S.- Arab Engagement
Thursday March 18, 2010 • from 9:00 A.M. to NOON
at The Carter Center
President Jimmy Carter
His Excellency
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Salimi
Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments, Sultanate of Oman
Ambassador Andrew Young
Former Georgia Supreme Court Justice
Leah Ward Sears
9 A.M.
Welcome Remarks
Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears (retired)
Address to the Malta Forum and Guests
President Jimmy Carter
9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Presentation of the Arab Cultural Debate
by Hassan I. Mneimneh, Director, Center for IjtihadReason and
Ridwan al-Sayyid, Professor of Islamic Studies, Lebanese University
Distinguished Panel Discussion
followed by Questions and Answers
Moderated by William A. Galston, Ezra K. Zilkha Chair
and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Moataz Abdul-Fattah, Cairo University
Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor,
Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago
Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International
Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University
11:30 A.M. - NOON
Informal Discussion
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Justice Leah Sears and President Jimmy Carter view
David Blankenhorn and William Galston view
Ridwan al-Sayyid view
Frank Fukuyama view
Panel Discussion: Hassan I. Mneimneh, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Moataz Abdul-Fattah view
Questions and Answers view