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Pluralism and Diversity: Best Practices from Singapore and Southeast Asia

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Pluralism and Diversity: Best Practices from Singapore and Southeast Asia

Event Info

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
International Affairs Building 918

Event Contact

Katherine Forshay
212 854 6916
Thursday, September 22 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 The U.S. State Department's Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Shaarik Zafar, and the Singaporean Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, will hold a conversation on religious pluralism and cultural diversity in Southeast Asia. As one of two Malay ministers in the Singapore Cabinet, Minister Zulkifli has a strong track record facilitating multiethnic and multifaith communities in Singapore. The panel will also discuss current trends in the region, country and regional-level approaches to cultivating mutual respect in diverse societies, and the role of civil society and government actors. Moderated by Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Co-Sponsored by The New York Southeast Asia Network, The Southeast Asian Student Initiative, and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute