Fatima Yaakoub, 24 years old, born in Morocco, living in the Netherlands since she was 12, says she wants nothing more than to fit in. She works hard, cleaning offices in the early mornings, going to college during the day, taking English classes on weekends-trying to get ahead, trying to do what is expected of a good citizen in her adopted homeland. But three years ago, she began wearing a head scarf, the sign of a devout Muslim woman, and got a rapid education on how much of an outsider she remains.
Sorbonne: Salle Louis Liard 17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 Paris
European Muslims and the Secular State in a Comparative Perspective
NOCRIME CONFERENCE – Organized with the Sponsorship of the European Commission (DG Research)
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2003
I. Modes of Interaction in Non-Muslim Societies
President Patrick Michel CNRS/CERI, EHESS, France
Discussant: Tuula Sakaranaho University of Helsinki, Finland
II. Muslim Leadership and Institutional Constraints in Europe
President Jean-Paul Willaime EPHE, Director of GSRL (CNRS-EPHE), France
Discussant: Martin Van Bruinessen ISIM, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2003
III. Religious Authorities in the Global Era: Ethnicity and Diasporas
President Sami Zemni University of Ghent, Belgium
Discussant: Jonathan Friedman EHESS, France
IV. Islam and European Urban Life
President: Tariq Ramadan University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Discussant: Jose Casanova New School University, USA
École de Médecine 15, rue de l’École de Méde cine, 75006 Paris
A Roundtable By The Network On Comparative Research On Islam and Muslims In Europe (NOCRIME)
Organized with the Sponsorship of the European Commission (DG Research)
Keynote address by Jocelyne Cesari
Key question addressed: do Muslims Create and Organize their Communities in Ways that Affect Citizenship Formation and Political Mobilization?
European Citizenship and Muslim Leadership
A Roundtable By The Network On Comparative Research On Islam and Muslims In Europe (NOCRIME) Organized with the Censorship of the European Commission (DG Research)
Session 1: Legal, Social and Cultural Aspects of Integration of Islam in Different European Countries and in the European Union
Opening Remarks and Introduction
Key Notes Speakers
Chair Jean-Paul Willaime EPHE, Director of GSRL (CNRS-EPHE)
Session 2: The Political Dimension of Inclusion of Islam The Question of Islam in European Governance
Key Note Speakers
Debate with NOCRIME members And Muslim Representatives Key Point: Racism and Xenophobia against Muslims and the Role of the European Institutions
And Muslim Representatives
Debate with NOCRIME members And Muslim Representatives Key Point: The Muslim Voice in the Political and Legal Debate After 9/11
Jocelyne Cesari GSRL-CNRS, Harvard University, NOCRIME coordinator
Sorbonne: Salle des Commissions du Rectorat 46, rue St-Jacques – 75005 Paris
Session 1: Islam, Factor of Urban Integration?
Session 2: Immigration, ethnicity and Islam in urban policies in Europe
A Roundtable By The Network On Comparative Research On Islam And Muslims In Europe (NOCRIME)
Session 1: The Social Building of Muslim Communities in Europe: Internal Factors
Opening remarks and Introduction by Jean Baubérot, President of EPHE (Sorbonne) and Director of GSRL (CNRS-EPHE) and Jean-Paul Willaime, EPHE, Associate Director of GSRL (CNRS-EPHE).
CHAIR : Dr Martin Van Bruinessen, Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World [ISIM] Leiden.
Discussion led by Pierre-Jean Luizard, GSRL (CNRS-EPHE) and Hocine Benkheira, GSRL (CNRS-EPHE)
Session 2: The Building of Muslim Communities in Europe: External Constraints
CHAIR: Jean-Paul Willaime, EPHE, Associate Director of GSRL (CNRS-EPHE)
DISCUSSION of the Session and General Discussion led by Tariq Ramadan, University of Fribourg and Olivier Roy, CNRS.