Islam and the West: A Conversation with Bernard Lewis

Source Organization: Pew Research Center

Speaker: Professor Bernard Lewis

Venue: Washington, DC

06/01/2006 - The relationship between Islam and the West will be a defining feature of the 21st century, particularly in the Middle East. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life hosted a discussion of these issues with Professor Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton, who for 60 years has helped interpret the world of Islam to the West, authoring more than two dozen books, including What Went Wrong and The Crisis of Islam. A strong supporter of the U.S. intervention in Iraq, Professor Lewis has advised government officials and policymakers in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Middle East on the intricacies of the relationships between Islam and the West.

Visit the Pew Research Center's Web site for the summary and transcript from Professor Lewis's April 27, 2006 remarks and his responses to questions from journalists.

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