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A Unique Series on Religion & the Public Space: An Introduction

May 9th, 2011, Counterpoint

In spring 2011, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations invited eminent analysts from around the world to provide informed commentaries on pressing issues of their own choosing that touch upon the role(s) of religion in the public space from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds.

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A Unique Series on Religion & the Public Space: An Introduction

May 9th, 2011, Counterpoint

In spring 2011, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations invited eminent analysts from around the world to provide informed commentaries on pressing issues of their own choosing that touch upon the role(s) of religion in the public space from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds.

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Counterpoint: are sanctions on Iran effective?

December 9th, 2010, Counterpoint

Middle East analyst Meir Javedanfar goes head to head with Hooman Majd, scholar of Iranian history, over the effectiveness of global sanctions on Iran.

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Counterpoint: can President Obama bring peace to the Middle East?

October 28th, 2010, Counterpoint

Acclaimed religious scholar and author Reza Aslan goes head-to-head with Professor Abdallah Schleifer on the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Hope for democracy and freedom: The manifold results of the revolution in Egypt

February 16th, 2011, Counterpoint

Global experts Anne Applebaum and Melody Moezzi discuss the many possible changes and results of the events in Egypt.

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Hope for Iran’s youth

April 2nd, 2012, Comment & Analysis, Counterpoint

The vast majority of political power in Iran today lies in the hands of old bearded men in robes and turbans, plus the minor exception of a short cartoonish-looking man with a penchant for provocation and Members Only jackets.

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