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Spring 2007 Lecture Series

For more information, contact Cornelia Tsakiridou (215-951-1558), or Sharon Ballard (215-951-1015).

All events of the Diplomat-In-Residence Program are free and open to the public.










Diplomat-in-Residence Program

"Muslims in America:
Life in a Post 9/11 World"

"The Challenges Facing Muslim Americans since 9/11-the Political Context"

Monday, April 2, 2007
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Dunleavy Room
3rd Floor - Union Bldg.

Dr. Harvey Glickman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Haverford College and Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. Professor Glickman is a graduate of Harvard University (M.A. Political Science, Ph.D. Political Science). He has served as Secretary of the American Political Science Association, manuscript reviewer for several journals and academic publishers, and as consultant to several U.S. government agencies.

"Perspectives on the
Impact of Radical Islam on
Muslim Youth and Women"

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Rodden Theater

Ms. Safiya Ghori received her B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arkansas in 2002. During her undergraduate studies she interned for Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and participated in the Washington Leadership Pkrogram sponsored by the India Abroad Center for Political Awareness. Ms. Ghori traveled to India with the Indian Muslim Relief Committee and participated in relief efforts in impoverished areas of rural India. In addition, She also studied Arabic at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco.

"Perspectives on the
Impact of Radical Islam on
Muslim Youth and Women
'Jihad Online'"

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Rodden Theater

Dr. Michael Scheuer served in the CIA for 22 years before resigning in 2004. He served as the Chief of the bin Laden Unit at the Counterterrorist Center from 1996 to 1999. He is the once anonymous author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism and Through our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, the Future of America. Dr. Scheuer is a Senior Fellow with The Jamestown Foundation.

"American Muslims and Civil Rights"

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Dunleavy Room
3rd Floor - Union Bldg.

Mary Catherine Roper is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Office where she coordinates litigation on a broad range of civil liberties issues. Prior to joining the ACLU, Mary Catherine was a partner in the firm of Drinker Biddle and Reath. Mary Catherine is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Nihad Awad is the Executive Director at CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations). CAIR is the America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group, with 32 offices across the United States and Canada. Mr. Awad helped found CAIR in June 1994.

Ms. Manar Darwish (Saint Joseph's University) has a Master's degree in Islamic History of Art.



"Lessons from Europe: the
Impact of the Madrid & London Bombingsand
the Iraq War on the
Muslim Community"

Thursday, April 5, 2007
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Dunleavy Room
3rd Floor - Union Bldg.

Ambassador Jose Pascual Marco is Deputy Chief of Mission at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, DC.

Minister Counselor Franciois Rivasseau is Deputy Chief of Mission at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.

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