Center for the Study of Democracy and Global Peace and Conflict Studies Center
March 7, 2003

The prospects for economic and political development across the Muslim world has emerged as one of the more important issues in contemporary politics. This conference will assemble an exceptional group of scholars, who span a variety of disciplines and perspectives, who are engaged in the leading research on this topic. The goal of the conference is to assemble the best available knowledge from the social sciences to contribute to an informed public discourse on the factors that can contribute to the modernization of the region. This theme also fits the Center for the Study of Democracy's research mission–we want to provide a setting to bring diverse scholars together to address these important questions related to democracy and development. We intend to publish the conference findings as a book.

8:30 Reception/Welcome
Dean Barbara Dosher, School of Social Sciences, UCI

9:00 The Arab World Development Report 2002
Moderator: Garance Genicot, UC Irvine

Moez Doraid, United National Development Program,
Commentator: Timur Kuran, University of Southern California

10:30 Citizen Values and Democracy: The World Values Survey
Moderator: Russell Dalton, UC Irvine

Ronald Inglehart, University of Michigan
Mark Tessler, University of Michigan
Mansoor Moaddel, Eastern Michigan University

Discussant: Samuel Barnes, Georgetown University

12:30 Luncheon (By advanced reservation only)
"Education and Social Change in the Islamic World"
Safi Qureshey, CEO AVAZ Networks
Shabbir Mansuri, Director, Council on Islamic Education

2:30 The Lessons and Perspectives from other Development Experiences
Moderator: Bernard Grofman, UC Irvine

Rein Taagepera, UC Irvine and Tartu University, Estonia
Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

Discussant: Shaheen Mozaffar, Bridgewater College

3:45 U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Moderator: Wayne Sandholtz, UC Irvine

Leslie Campbell, National Democratic Institute
Amy Hawthorne, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Mark Levine, Department of History, UC Irvine

Discussant: Richard Matthew, UC Irvine

We appreciate the research support of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) at UC San Diego, the Center for the Study of Democracy at UC Irvine, and the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Irvine.



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