Dato’ Seri Shahrizat Binti Abdul Jalil
Haifa al Kaylani
Diverse Modern Views from European, Asian and North American Muslims
18. Oktober 2007 10:0016:00
Camineum National Library of Vienna, Josefsplatz 1
The Pew Global Attitudes Survey in 2006 found that Muslims living in Europe are generally positive about the conditions in their host country. Topping “their” as well as “our” list of concerns is unemployment followed by Islamic extremism; additionally, Muslims feel that the influence of secular culture poses a greater threat to their way of living than does the public emergence of Muslim women.
Muslims in the West, especially Muslim women, still perceive a huge divide between themselves and those among whom they live. This view is often reinforced by native Europeans and Americans, who see Muslim immigrants as purposefully isolating themselves from the rest of society.
This conference will furnish a unique platform to gather the voices of Muslim women and men from Europe, Asia and North America. It will provide them with a forum to present their views, their strategies, and their hopes and ambitions.
The Muslim keynote speakers and representatives of young Muslim communities will present their expertise and personal views at a day-long event
We cordially invite you to participate in this unique event! Entrance is free!
10.00: Official Opening
U.S. Ambassador Susan McCaw
State Secretary Dr. Hans Winkler, BMEIA
Dr. Edit Schlaffer, Women without Borders
10.30 – 12.00: 1st Panel
Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State for women’s empowerment, US State Department, Washington
Dato’ Seri Shahrizat Binti Abdul Jalil, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Kuala Lumpur
Haifa al Kaylani, Chairwoman Arab International Women's Forum, London
Ed Husain, author of the book “The Islamist”, joined radical Islam in Britain, London
Moderator: Madeleine Bunting, The Guardian, London
12.00 - 13.30: Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.00: 2nd Panel
Farah Pandith, Senior Advisor, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, US State
Parvin Ali OBE, Founder and director of the FATIMA Women’s Network, Leicester
Zümrüt Gülbay, youngest university professor ever in Germany, member of the German Muslim Summit, Berlin
Amr Khaled, Media presenter; founder and chairman of the Right Start Foundation International, Birmingham
Moderator: Manal Omar, Oxfam, Oxford
15.00 – 16.00: Open discussion forum and closing session
The Future is Now: Strategies for a Culture of Optimism and Understanding!
This event is organised by Women without Borders in cooperation with the United States Mission to the European Union and the American Embassy in Vienna.
Please register: email@example.com or fax: +43 1 533 455 2
For more information please contact the Women without Borders office:
phone: 0043 1 533 455 1
We are looking forward to welcoming you!