2 Formerly Excluded Scholars Coming to U.S.

March 24, 2010

Adam Habib of the University of Johannesburg and Tariq Ramadan of the University of Oxford University are about to once again travel to the United States to participate in academic meetings. Both scholars were denied visas during the Bush administration, but those restrictions were ordered lifted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in January. Habib will arrive this week and participate in several university visits, including a discussion of ideological exclusion on March 31 at Harvard Law School. Ramadan, who will arrive in April, will participate in several events, including a panel discussion in New York City on April 8 entitled “Secularism, Islam & Democracy: Muslims in Europe and the West,” co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Association of University Professors, PEN American Center and Slate.

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