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Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan Debate: Is Islam a Religion of Peace?  
Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan Debate: Is Islam a Religion of Peace?Moderated by Laurie Goodstein

With the Obama administration in its nascent years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict proving as intractable as ever, relations with Iran reaching a boiling point and the political landscape changing rapidly both in the United States and the Middle East, wrestling with the issue of Islam is more crucial than ever and will be a defining feature of the 21st century. Join famous atheist and prolific author Christopher Hitchens and the accomplished and controversial scholar Tariq Ramadan as they debate one of the most pertinent questions of our modern age.
Date & Time: Tue, Oct 5, 2010, 8:00pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Directions
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall Seating Chart
Code: T-BL5CH01-01
Price: $29.00
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Brief Biography
Christopher Hitchens is the author of several books, the most recent of which is Hitch-22. He is visiting Professor of Liberal Studies at the New School in New York and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at the University of Stanford, California.

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Islamic Studies on the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College (Oxford) and Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and the President of the think tank European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which is What I Believe.

Laurie Goodstein is the national religion correspondent for The New York Times and writes on religion for other publications.
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