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Clash of Fundamentalism & Secular World: Jan. 30 Reuters Forum on Global Economics

The globalizing and integrating forces of technology, ecology, economics and pop culture has spawned a disintegral, anti-modernizing fundamentalist reaction that puts aggressive, commercializing secularism on a crash course with the billions of people who feel marginalized by the global economy and threatened by homogenizing consumerism and its materialist values. On Jan. 30, the Graduate School of Journalism launches the first of seven dynamic colloquia "The Clash Between Fundamentalism and the Secular World" as part of the 2002 Reuters Forums on global economics. The 6:00 p.m. event features Raghida Dergham of the Arabic daily newspaper Al-Hayat; Stephen Jukes, head of Reuters worldwide news operations; Ambassador Edward S. Walker, Jr., president and CEO of the Middle East Institute, and moderator Benjamin R. Barber, the Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland and author of recent bestseller "Jihad vs. McWorld." The forum will be held in the Third Floor Lecture Hall at the Journalism School and is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule and to register, call (212)854-6840, or register online at http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/reuters.

Published: Jan 29, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002

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