Muslim Citizens in the West Promoting Social Inclusion

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Jan Ali

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The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, in collaboration with the
Australian Institute of InternationalAffairs (WesternAustralia Branch), held
the Fulbright International Symposium at the University ofWestern Australia,
Perth, on 1-3 August 2007. Associate Professor Samina Yasmeen (symposium
convenor) welcomed the participants, and Professor Allan Robson
(vice chancellor, University ofWesternAustralia) formally opened the event.
The symposium’s objective was to explore complex socioeconomic,
religio-cultural, and political factors involved in contributing to a sense of
inclusion or exclusion on the part of minorityMuslim communities living in
theWest. The twenty-seven presenters, fifteen from abroad and twelve from
Australia, analyzed the theme of “Muslim Citizens in the West: Promoting
Social Inclusion” during the event’s eight themed panels from a variety of
perspectives ...

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