Day One

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Theory and Application of a Common Word

We will be joined via videoconferencing by Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates as joint sponsor for the entire two day conference, but by our Indonesian university partners (University of Indonesia and Al Azhar Indonesia University, both in Jakarta, and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta) only for the March 26-27, 2009 morning sessions, due to the time difference. All times are US East Coast regular time (GMT -5). The symposium will take place in the Law School auditorium.

08:00-08:10

Coffee Plus Registration for CLE Participants

08:10-08:20

Welcome

08:20-09:10

Keynote Speakers

His Excellency Sheikh Ali Goma’a, Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dar al Ifta, Cairo

The Right Reverend William O. Gregg, Assistant Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina-Charlotte Office & Chair, Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church (2001-6)

09:10-11:00

Applications: Environment & Climate Change Panel

Douglas Maclean, Dept of Philosophy, UNC-Chapel Hill
Waleed El Ansary, Dept of Religious Studies, USC-Columbia
Cinnamon Carlarne, USC Law School, Columbia, SC (moderator)

11:00-11:20

Address of HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, President of Zayed University

11:20-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-13:45

Applications: Human Rights & Ethics Panel

Nicholas Adams, Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme, Cambridge University, UK
Harkristuti Harkrisnowo, Sentra HAM, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia &
Directorate for Human Rights, Indonesian Ministry of Justice, Jakarta
Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin, Dept of Sharia Law & Women's Study Center, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (moderator)

13:45-14:45

Lunch

14:45-16:00

Applications: Development Panel (commenced)

Marsudi Triatmodjo, Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
David Linnan, USC Law School, Columbia, SC
Father Joseph Isanga, Ave Maria Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (moderator)

16:00-17:15

USC Interfaith Prayer Event

President Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Representatives of various religious traditions

17:15-18:00

Applications: Development Panel (continued)

Marsudi Triatmodjo, Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
David Linnan, USC Law School, Columbia, SC
Father Joseph Isanga, Ave Maria Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (moderator)

End of Day One

 

Day Two

Friday, March 27, 2009

Theory and Application of a Common Word

We will be joined via videoconferencing by Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates as joint sponsor for the entire two day conference, but by our Indonesian university partners (University of Indonesia and Al Azhar Indonesia University, both in Jakarta, and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta) only for the March 26-27, 2009 morning sessions, due to the time difference. All times are US East Coast regular time (GMT -5). The symposium will take place in the Law School auditorium.

08:15-08:30

Coffee

08:30-10:45

Theory: Theology Panel

Ibrahim Kalin, Official Spokesperson for A Common Word Between Us and You &
Al-Waleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Father Daniel Madigan, Dept of Theology, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Robert Fastiggi, School of Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI (moderator)

10:45-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-13:15

Theory: Mysticism Panel

Caner Dagli, Dept of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA
Father John Chryssavgis, Theological Advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch
Michael Allen, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (moderator)

13:15-14:30

Lunch and Juma for Moslem participants

For CLE participants legal ethics presentation on corruption

14:30-17:00

Theory: Metaphysics Panel

Joseph Lumbard, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
James Cutsinger, Dept of Religious Studies, USC-Columbia
Maria Dakake, Religious Studies Dept, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (moderator)

17:00-17:30

Summary and Closing

End of Day Two