Boston University International Conference Focuses on Complex Role of Muslims in Europe

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 |

(Boston) — Boston University will host an international conference on Tuesday, April 5, discussing the emerging complex role of Muslims and Islam in the European public sphere. Speakers will explore how Muslims — with diverse ethnic, religious, and generational identities — are both adapting to and resisting their European setting.

Media are invited to attend the 5 p.m. conference at the Boston University School of Management, Executive Leadership Center, 4th floor, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Free and open to the public, the event is organized by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University in cooperation with BU’s new European Studies interdisciplinary program and the university’s Department of International Relations.

The conference will include a keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jenny White, associate professor of anthropology at Boston University. Following opening remarks by Augustus Richard Norton, Boston University professor of international relations, the keynote will be delivered by Farhan Nizami, director of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Prince of Wales Fellow in the Study of the Islamic World, Magdalen College, Oxford.

Panelists include:
Jocelyn Césari, visiting associate professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Harvard Divinity School, and research associate, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University;
Jytte Klausen, associate professor of comparative politics, Brandeis University;
Ahmet Yukleyan, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology, Boston University.

Event: Boston University Conference, Institute for Human Sciences
“Muslims in Europe”

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Time: 5 p.m.

Place: Boston University School of Management, 4th floor
Boston University
595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston