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:: Habermas at conference in Turkey (26-05-2008 23:58)
On June 3, Jürgen Habermas attends a conference on Dialogues on Civilizations at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, June 2-6, 2008.

The programme:

Monday, June 2, 2008

Official Greetings
Aydin Uğur, President of Istanbul Bilgi University
G. H. Thyssen Bornemisza, President of Reset-Dialogues

Lectures 1 and 2
Seyla Benhabib: “The Return of Political Theology under Conditions of Globalization”
Abdou Filali-Ansary: “Playing Politics on the Field of Religion”

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Panel 1     
Alfred Stepan: “The Multiple Secularisms of Modern Democracies”
Alessandro Ferrara: “Varieties of Pluralism”

Panel 2     
David Rasmussen: “Islam and Democracy”
Benjamin Barber: “Can Islam accommodate Democracy, can Democracy accommodate Islam?”
Lecture 3
Jürgen Habermas: “What Do We Mean by ‘Post-secular’ Society?”

Roundtable 1: Islam in Europe - Immigration, Integration & Democracy
Chair: Giancarlo Bosetti
Participants: Giuliano Amato, Benjamin Barber, Murat Belge, Ian Buruma, Abdou Filali-Ansary, Jürgen Habermas

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Roundtable 2: The Political Situation in Turkey
Chair: Ferda Keskin
Participants: Murat Belge, Halil Berktay, Emrah Efe Cakmak, Ayşe Kadıoğlu, Etyen Mahçupyan, Soli Özel, Turgut TarhanlI

Panel 3
Nilüfer Göle: “How the Encounter with Islam is Shaping and Transforming Europe itself”
Abdelmajid Charfi: “Islam before the Challenge of “Mondialization””

Roundtable 3: Women in Turkey - Cosmopolitan Aspirations and Religious Identities
Chair: Ferhat Kentel
Participants: Yeşim Arat, Ayşan Candaş Bilgen, Aksu Bora, Nuray Mert, Müge Sökmen

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Panel 4
Jean L. Cohen: “Rethinking Rights, Democracy and Sovereingty”
Ahmad Moussalli: “Moderate and Radical Islamist Models of Rights, Pluralism, and Democracy”

Panel 5
Ramin Jahanbegloo: “Is a Muslim Gandhi Possible?”
Andrew March: “Theorizing and Theologizing Moral Obligation to Non-Muslims”

Roundtable 4: Empire, Globalization, and Cosmopolitanism
Chair: Seyla Benhabib
Michael Walzer in video connection: Will the Change in the White House improve International Relations?
Participants: Ian Buruma, Hassan Hanafi, Çağlar Keyder, Avishai Margalit (in video connection), Otto Schily

Friday, June 6 2008

Lecture 4
Hassan Hanafi: “Constructive Engagement in Dialogue of Civilizations”

Panel 6
Andrew Arato: “Constituent Power and Authority: Three Stages of Constitution Making in Turkey 1982-2008”
Modjtaba Sadria: “Dialogue: any ethical requirement?”

Panel 7
Maeve Cooke: “Religion in the Democratic Public Sphere: Does Truth Matter?”
Carlos Thiebaut: “Peculiarity of Laicité in the Catholic South of Europe”

Panel 8
Drucilla Cornell: “Variegated Visions of Humanity”
Massimo Rosati: “Pluralism without Secularization. New Roads to Religious Tolerance”
Thomas Gregersen