Talks in 2005

• “The Principle of Laïcité and the French Council for the Muslim Religion,” at conference on “Comparing Separations: State and Religion in France and the United States,” Center for European Studies, Harvard University (December 2005)

• “The Social Trap: Unemployment, Discrimination and Religion in the Banlieues,” discussion with Jonathan Laurence and Eloi Laurent, Center for European Studies, Harvard University (November 2005)

• “Petits Frères” – post-screening discussion about the current political situation in France with director Jacques Doillon, Jonathan Laurence, and “Cahiers du Cinema” Director Jean-Michel Frodon, Brattle Theater (Cambridge, MA, November 2005)

• Co-convener (with Prof. Martin Schain) of conference on “Antisemitism in France and Europe,” a one-day conference with scholars and policy experts from the US, France, Germany and Israel, New York University Center for European Studies, (New York – November 2005)

• “Integrating Islam in Western Europe” (panel presentation), Ford Foundation conference on Immigration Policies after September 11 in Europe and the US, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh – September 2005)

• “Muslims and the State in Western Europe” (panel presentation), conference on Islam in Europe, Center for West European Studies, University of Washington (Seattle – April 2005); and Kennedy School of Government Hauser Center Works-In-Progress Seminar (Cambridge – May 2005)

• “From Muslims into Frenchmen: Islam and the State in Contemporary France,” Bates College, (Maine – April 2005); and Center for European Studies and Center for East Asian Studies, University of Madison-Wisconsin (April 2005)

• “Muslims and the State in Berlin and Germany,” New York University Center for European Studies visiting scholar seminar (March 2005); and: at conference on Social Integration in the New Berlin, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, (Providence – March 2005)