Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (All day)
Boylston Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On September 21, 2010, Pluralism Project Director Dr. Diana L. Eck participated in a public teach-in entitled, "Making Sense of the Controversy: Campus Teach-In on the Muslim Community Center Issue in Manhattan." Other panelists included Professor Ali Asani, director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program; and Professor Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Panelists offered their reflections on the current controversy’s ramifications for religious pluralism and Muslim life in the United States before responding to questions from the audience. This event, which drew over 100 people, was sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and co-sponsored by the Pluralism Project; the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program; the Harvard Foundation; the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School; the Harvard College Education Society; the Islam in the West Program; the Middle Eastern Law Students Association; the Outreach Program Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; the Alliance for Justice in the Middle East; and the Harvard Islamic Society.