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Rached Ghannouchi: Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World

October 1, 2014 @ 2:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Please Note: The location for this event has changed.  It will now be held in the Teatro at the Italian Academy, at 1161 Amsterdam Avenue.

Rached Ghannouchi is the co-founder and president of the Ennahdah Movement, an Islamist group that is currently Tunisia’s largest political party and the dominant participant in a coalition that has governed the country since the October 2011 elections. After spending more than two decades in exile for his political activism, Ghannouchi returned to Tunisia in January 2011 to participate in the country’s democratic transition. Widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential Islamic thinkers and a proponent of Islamic democracy and pluralism, he was named one of TIME’s one hundred most influential people in the world in 2012.  That year, he also was awarded the Chatham House Prize (with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki) for “the successful compromises each achieved during Tunisia’s democratic transition.”

Rached Ghannouchi will speak on “Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World” on Wednesday, October 1, from 2:10-4:00 in the Teatro at the Italian Academy at  1161 Amsterdam Avenue.  His talk will be followed by an opportunity for audience questions.

Registration for this event is now closed.  Only guests who have registered and bring a photo ID will be admitted.  

  • Check-in will begin at 1:00pm, and doors will open immediately.  Please arrive early in order to check in.  Due to security measures, all guests must be seated by 2:00pm.
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration does not guarantee your admission.
  • No backpacks, large bags, or signs or posters of any kind will be allowed.
  • To cancel your registration, email info@ircpl.edu.

This event is co-sponsored by the World Leaders Forum, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, and the Middle East Institute.


October 1, 2014
2:10 pm - 4:00 pm
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Teatro, Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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