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In this interview, Jack Goldstone—the world-renowned expert on political revolutions and upheavals—talks to Fox News about the recent attacks on the U.S. and French embassies in Syria, and assesses the current situation in Libya.
Just in: Middle East expert Reza Aslan’s TEDxConejo talk on unity in diversity gives you a glimpse into life as an Iranian-American. Aslan eloquently illustrates how Americans have always shared a common narrative, but he notes that attitudes have changed since September 11th, 2001. Today, nearly ten years after 9/11, anti-Muslim sentiment is actually higher than ever. How to reverse this tide of ill feelings? Social interaction and stories, specifically storytelling, can help us bridge any perceived differences, Aslan says. As he puts it, “Knowledge doesn’t change minds. Relationships change minds.”
On May 31st, Middle East expert Reza Aslanwill speak at “The World’s Shortest Conference on Islam Ever.” Aslan is one of 60 speakers who will each deliver a 60 second talk, culminating in 60 insightful minutes on The Future of Islam in the Age of New Media. Check out all the speakers and sign up for this unique audio online conference, here.
Some key questions the presenters will address include:
• In what ways is the Internet affecting Muslim societies and culture?
• How are young internet-savvy Muslims changing the image of Islam in the West?
• What is the future of internet freedom and censorship in Muslim-majority countries?
• And last but not least, what is the future of Islam in the age of new media?