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Patrick Weil

Senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne

February 9th, 2011, Academia, English, Europe, Europe, France, French, Migration and Integration, Paris, Religion, Think tank/Research center


Patrick Weil is a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne. Professor Weil’s work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and Church States law and policy.

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Showing Geert Wilders some Muslim Hospitality

October 14th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

As an independent Muslim woman who doesn’t appreciate being told what to do, say, wear, read or write, I have a special place in my heart filled with disgust for those who embrace the bigoted ideologies of Islamophobes like Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders. But as an outspoken writer and attorney, I also have a special—and much larger—place in my heart filled with respect and adoration for human liberty.

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Michele Wucker

Executive Director, World Policy Institute

July 14th, 2010, Author/Novelist, Business and Globalization, Civil Society, Development, English, Europe, International Relations, Latin America and the Caribbean, Migration and Integration, New York, Non-Governmental, North America, Spanish, Think tank/Research center, USA, Women's Rights

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker is Executive Director of the World Policy Institute, a nonpartisan center for progressive global policy research and thought leadership which publishes the widely cited and highly respected quarterly magazine, World Policy Journal. She is a specialist on Latin American and Caribbean politics, particularly in Haiti, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.

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Jen’nan Read

Associate Professor of Sociology, Duke University

June 24th, 2010, Academia, Durham, English, Europe, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, USA, Women's Rights


Dr. Read is a Carnegie Scholar studying the policital, social, and cultural integration of Muslims in America.

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Germany debates the political participation of Muslims

May 4th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

The virulent debate on the appointment of the first Muslim minister in Germany last week – first applauded as a sign for integration and a coup to win Muslim voters, then fiercely criticized – is symptomatic of the current debate regarding political participation of Muslims. In order to keep democratic processes legitimate in a society marked by migration, parties and civic initiatives need to reach out to engage recent newcomers.

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Barbara Faedda

Assistant Director at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America

April 23rd, 2010, Author/Novelist, English, Europe, Italian, Law, Migration and Integration, New York, North America, North America, Think tank/Research center, USA

Barbara Faedda

Dr. Barbara Faedda is the Assistant Director at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. She is the author of two books, Luoghi di frontiera. Antropologia delle mediazioni (with L. Bindi) and I mille volti della moda, and is a contributor to various books and manuscripts on law and anthropology from Il Mulino and other publishers. She contributes regularly to the journals Gli Stranieri, Rivista di studi, giurisprudenza e legislazione and the law journal Diritto & Diritti, and is a member of the editorial staff of, the professional journal of law and social sciences of the “Roma Tre” University Law School.

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