2012 U.S.-Islamic World Forum Video Interviews
Tamara Cofman Wittes and Stephen Grand, directors of the Saban Center on Middle East Policy and the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World respectively, preview the 2012 U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar. The Forum’s keynotes, plenary sessions, and working groups provide opportunities for leaders in diplomacy, religion, academia, media and the arts to discuss changes in the Muslim world, and to collaborate and learn from one another.
Stephen Grand sits down with two participants in this year's U.S.-Islamic World Forum. One is a new Forum attendee; one is a veteran:
Karen Armstrong, founder of the Charter for Compassion, is a first-time attendee. She explains her journey of religious understanding and what challenges her working group will face in creating a standard of compassion across religions.
Dalia Mogahed, executive director for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, explains how American public opinion of Islam has changed over the last decade and why she looks forward to the forum year after year.