Georgia State University

Georgia State University

Disarming a Vigilante Militia

EVENT INFORMATION

Georgia State University and the Carter Center welcome South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool for a conversation about his role in the peaceful disarmament of a Muslim vigilante militia. In an on-stage interview, Ambassador Rasool will discuss post-Apartheid South Africa’s creative community-based solution to the rise of urban terror. This unique story demonstrates how the problem of militant religious extremism can be effectively managed without sacrificing the core values of due process, human rights, and social justice.

EVENT SCHEDULE

5:00 – 6:00 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION
6:00 – 6:20 PM “CIVIC APPROACHES TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION” by Hrair Balian,                               Carter Center
6:20 – 7:00 PM INTERVEW WITH AMBASSADOR RASOOL
7:00 – 7:30 PM AUDIENCE DISCUSSION

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

- South African Muslims Over Three Centuries - Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool
- Press Release

RSVP

Attendance is free and open to the public, however space is limited. Please contact Dr. Barzegar civicapproaches@gsu.edu to reserve a seat.

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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

  • Ebrahim RasoolEbrahim Rasool is South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States of America. Before joining the Embassy, his most recent ... Learn more
  • Hrair_BalianHrair Balian is the Director of the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program since 2008. He oversees the program's ... Learn more
  • Abbas BarzegarAbbas Barzegar (Ph.D) is an Assistant Professor of Islam, and Faculty Affiliate of the Middle East Institute at Georgia State University. Barzegar ... Learn more
  • Dr. Powers, ShawnShawn Powers (Ph.D) is an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University and an Associate Director at the Center on ... Learn more

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