New Religious Culture in the Arab Middle East: The Decline of Non-Muslim Minorities and the Rise of Islamism
November 30, 2006, 6:30 p.m. - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Habib Malik, Professor of history and cultural studies at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, will present a talk on the subject of his upcoming book – the accelerating population decline of Christians, Jews, and other non-Muslims in the Arab Middle East. He will trace this decline, discuss the reasons behind it, and highlight its geopolitical significance for the United States. Commentary provided by R. James Woolsey, Chairman of the advisory board of the Center for Religious Freedom. Moderated by Nina Shea, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom.
Wine and Cheese Reception
Habib Malik has published numerous articles; essays; and book chapters in both Arabic and English on the Middle East, Lebanon, Christianity in the Arab world, human rights, and democracy. He is a contributing author to the Center's "Religious Freedom in the World" surveys, as well as chairman of the Charles Malik Foundation, which studies the archives of his late father, one of the primary drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
R. James Woolsey, Chairman of the advisory board of the Center for Religious Freedom and Co-Chair of the Committee on the Present Danger, he has held a variety of senior government positions, including Director of Central Intelligence from 1993 to 1995.
Nina Shea, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Religious Freedom
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