Events 30 May 2016
Making Democracy One’s Own: Muslim, Catholic and Secular Perspectives in Dialogue on Democracy, Development, and Peace
Rome

Rome, May 30th – June 1st, 2016

MAKING DEMOCRACY ONE’S OWN
Muslim, Catholic and Secular Perspectives in Dialogue on Democracy, Development, and Peace

Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome

A conference organised by Reset DOC in collaboration with the Contending Modernities initiative of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame; the School of Global Studies of the University of Sussex; the John Cabot University Interfaith Initiative; the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway; the Religions in the Global World program of Sophia University Institute; the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, the Policy Planning Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Reset Dialogues on Civilizations.

PROGRAM


May 30th, 2016

9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

Scott Appleby | University of Notre Dame
Fabio Petito | University of Sussex

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Framing the Inquiry: What Is “Modern” about Catholic, Muslim and Secular Forms of Democracy?


9:30 a.m.

CHAIR: Ebrahim Moosa | University of Notre Dame
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jan-Werner Müller| Princeton University
RESPONDENTS: Michael Driessen | John Cabot University
Atalia Omer | University of Notre Dame

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS
How Far Interreligious Dialogue?

11:30 a.m.

CHAIR: Rita Moussalem | Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Focolare Movement
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
: R. Scott Appleby | University of Notre Dame
RESPONDENTS
: Rashied Omar | University of Notre Dame
Fabio Petito, University of Sussex

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2:00 p.m.
Session 1: Democracy in an Age of Religious Pluralism and Violent Extremism

CHAIR: Giancarlo Bosetti | Reset-DoC
Asef Bayat | University of Illinois
Mona Siddiqui | University of Edinburgh

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4:00 p.m.
Session 2
: Democracy and Interreligious Cooperation: European Challenges

CHAIR: Bernhard Callebaut | Sophia University Institute
Silvio Ferrari | Milan University
Slavica Jakelić | Valparaiso University
Adnane Mokrani | Pontifical Institute for the Study of Arabic and Islam

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PUBLIC SESSION
Perspectives from Practitioners of Interreligious Dialogue and Collaboration

John Cabot University, Rome

7:00 p.m.
WELCOME NOTE: Franco Pavoncello | President, John Cabot University
CHAIR
: Michael Driessen | John Cabot University
Roberto Catalano | Sophia University Institute
Fadi Daou | Adyan Foundation
Lailatul Fitriyah | Gregorian Pontifical University
Rashied Omar | University of Notre Dame
Najeeba Sayeed | Claremont School of Theology

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome

9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Foundations for Democracy in Catholic and Islamic Traditions


CHAIR: Scott Appleby | University of Notre Dame
Agostino Giovagnoli | Catholic University Milan
Armina Omerika | Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
Armando Salvatore | McGill University

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11:00 a.m.
Session 5: Human Development and Interreligious Engagement

CHAIR: Atalia Omer | University of Notre Dame
Katherine Marshall | Georgetown University
Wolfgang Palaver | Innsbruck University
Emma Tomalin | University of Leeds

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1:30 p.m.
Sessions in Collaboration with the Policy Planning Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

INTRODUCTION: Fabio Petito | University of Sussex
Armando Barucco | Italian MFA

1:45 p.m.
Session 6: The Peacebuilding Potential of Catholic-Muslim Dialogue

CHAIR: Nigel Baker | UK Ambassador the Holy See
Patrice Brodeur | KAICIID
Amer al Hafi | Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies, Jordan
Zilka Spahic-Šiljak | University of Sarajevo/Stanford University

3:00 p.m.
Session 7: The Refugee Crisis in the Middle East: Embedding Interreligious Collaboration in Foreign Policy

Chair: Kenneth F. Hackett | US Ambassador to the Holy See
Pasquale Ferrara | Sophia University Institute & Italian MFA
Mauro Garofalo | Community of Sant’Egidio
Scott Thomas | Bath University

SESSION AT THE ITALIAN SENATE
Religion and Global Affairs: Countering Violent Religious Extremism

Sala degli Atti Parlamentari, Senate of the Republic
By Invitation Only

5:00 p.m.
CHAIR: Pasquale Ferrara | Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Scott Appleby | University of Notre Dame

INSTITUTIONAL ADDRESS: Pier Ferdinando Casini, President of the Italian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee

5:30 p.m.
Looking Ahead: The Ongoing Mission of the US State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Shaun Casey | US Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs | US State Department

6:15 p.m.
Roundtable: Countering Violent Religious Extremism


CHAIR: Nabila Ramdani
| freelance journalist France/Algeria
Said Ferjani | Ennahda
Khalid Chaouki | Deputy, Italian Parliament
Peter Mandaville | US State Department
Katherine Marshall | Georgetown University
Fabio Petito | University of Sussex
Graeme Wood | The Atlantic

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Wednesday 1 June

Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome

Testing the Concept: Formulating a New Research Project
These sessions are designed to engage in a collective critical reflection on the lessons learned throughout the conference in order to name those themes that emerged as most in need of scholarly advancement and to identify collaborative research opportunities for doing so.

9:00 a.m.
Session 1: Lessons Learned – What Have We Heard?

CHAIR: Michael Driessen | John Cabot University

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11:00 a.m.
Session 2: The Next Step – Formulating a Research Program
CHAIR: Atalia Omer | University of Notre Dame

Please note that the session “Perspectives from practitioners of interreligious dialogue and collaboration” on May 30 at John Cabot University is public but a limited amount of seating is available.

To register please contact
specialprojects@johncabot.edu

Photo ID required to enter.

The rest of the conference is not a public event

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This conference seeks to theorize recent developments in Catholic, Muslim and secular projects centered on democratic modernity in the Mediterranean region and
beyond. It explores the possibilities of structured dialogue and collaboration within and across religious traditions, with an emphasis on Catholicism and Islam, and between religious and secular actors and institutions.