Second International Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice
March 4-5, 2006, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
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Program At-A-Glance

Second International Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World:
The Fethullah Gulen Movement In Thought and Practice
March 4-5, 2006
McCord auditorium, Dallas Hall,
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

  March 4
  March 5
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session IV
9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Keynote Speech 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Session I 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Closing Remarks
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session II 12:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tour
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Session III
Program Details
FRIDAY, March 3, 2006
6:30 - 9:00 pm DINNER
SATURDAY, March 4, 2006
  Session I
Session Chair and Discussant: Y. A. Aslandogan
9:00 - 9:10 Opening Remarks
9:10 - 9:40 Keynote Speech: Dr. Lynn Mitchell
9:45 - 11:45 Women and Their Rights:Fethullah Gülen's Gloss on Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Her Eighteenth-Century "Embassy" to the Ottoman Empire, B. Andrea.
Leaving Footprints in Houston: Answers to Questions on Women and the Gülen Movement, A. J. Stephenson.
Democracy, Islam, and the Gülen Movement: A Critical Triangle, R. Shaykhutdinov.
Global Peaceful Social Innovation: The Case of Gulen Network, F. Karakas.
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
  Session II
Session Chair and Discussant: L. Ashton
1:00 - 3:00 The Need for a Guide in the Changing Wolrd, T. A. Sasaki.
When Mevlana Comes About The Turkish Thinker's Paradigms and Russian Sociocultural Pecularities, V. I. Sheremet.
Problems of Democracy in the Dialogue between Western and Islamic legal Cultures: the Role of Fethullah Gulen's Efforts for Tolerance, L. Sykiainen
Reading the World in Fethullah Gulen's Educational Philosophy, M. Said.
3:00 - 3:15 COFFEE BREAK
  Session III
Session Chair and Discussant: G. Blackwell-Eagleson
3:15 - 5:15 "THE CRY OF THE NIGHTINGALE" Fethullah Gulen - A Modern-Day Rumi?, C. Eustis.
Fethullah Gulen's Methodology of Interpreting Quran, F. Tuncer.
Fethullah Gülen as a Servant Leader, G. Celik.
Pedagogical Model of Gulen and Modern Theories of Learning, Y. A. Aslandogan.
6:30 - 9:30 Reception - hotel
SUNDAY, March 5, 2006
  Session IV
Session Chair and Discussant: J. Carroll
9:00 - 10:30 Global Islam and the Secular Modern World: Transnational Muslim Social Movements and the Movement of Fethullah Gülen, A Comparative Approach, J. D. Hendrick.
Islam and Terror: From the Perspective of Fethullah GÜLEN, I. Albayrak.
Islam and the Muslims in the New Century, G. Ilhan.
10:30 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 - 11:15 Closing Remarks: R. Hunt
11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH
12:45 - 5:00 TOUR
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