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“Reaching for Power: The Shi’a in the Modern Arab World” @ World Affairs Council
Date Thursday March 30
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St.
2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKay Sato
Event @ the World Affairs Council, 3/30
What: “Reaching for Power: The Shi’a in the Modern Arab World”

Who: Yitzhak Nakash, Associate Professor and Director of the Program of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University; author of Shi‘is of Iraq and Reaching for Power; and has contributed articles to "Foreign Affairs, Newsweek," and the "New York Times".

Event: Yitzhak Nakash, one of the world's foremost experts on Shi'ism, contends that the most important political players in Iraq today are the Shi'i majority who constitute sixty percent of the population of Iraq. In his new book, Dr. Nakash traces the role of Shi'ism in the struggle that is raging today among Muslims for the soul of Islam. He shows that in contrast to the growing militancy among Sunni groups since the 1990s, Shi'is have shifted their focus from confrontation to accommodation with the West.

When: Thursday, March 30; Check In: 5:30 PM, Program: 6:00 PM

Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco

Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15

Info: (415) 293-4600,,
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 6th, 2006 1:00 PM

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