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Symposium: "Negotiating Religion Internationally"

A discussion of religion's role in international negotiations, featuring Kjell Magne Bondevik, former Prime Minister of Norway and Thomas Loftus, former U.S. Ambassador to Norway.

Kjell Magne BondevikKjell Magne Bondevik
Prime Minister, Norway, 1997-2000, 2001-2005
Founder, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights
Lutheran Minister
Author: Et liv i spenning (A life of excitement/tension)



Tom LoftusThomas Loftus
U.S. Ambassador to Norway, 1993-1997
Special Advisor to the Director, World Health Organization, 1998-2005
Chair, Board of Directors, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, U.S. Foundation
Author: The Art of Legislative Politics


David MorganDavid Morgan
Professor of History, Religious Studies, and Middle East Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Author: Medieval Persia, 1040-1797; Mongols
General Editor: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Co-editor: The New Cambridge History of Islam


Amaney JamalAmaney Jamal
Assistant Professor of Politics
Princeton University
Author: Barriers to Democracy, awarded "Best Book in Comparative Democratization," American Political Science Association (2008)
Co-editor: Race and Arab Americans before and after 9/11



Friday, September 25, 2009
2:00-4:00 pm
Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
800 Langdon Street

Prime Minister Bondevik will speak on the initiative of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights that resulted in the Tehran Conference on "Religion in the Modern World" in October 2008. Ambassador Loftus will discuss the negotiations surrounding the Oslo Accords, which took place during his appointment. Professors Morgan and Jamal will offer their comments, followed by questions to the panelists from the audience.

Undertaken in partnership with the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, U.S. Foundation. Additional support provided by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies, and the Center for Middle East Studies.


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