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NYC Conference on Religion and Immigration, May 9-11, 2002

The International Center for Migration,
Ethnicity and Citizenship at New School University is pleased to present the
concluding conference of a three-year study funded by The Pew Charitable

Religion and Immigrant Incorporation in New York
May 9-11, 2002

Thursday, May 9

6:00-8:00pm (public reception will follow)

· Welcoming Remarks

Dean Kenneth Prewitt (Graduate Faculty, New School University)
· Project Overview

José Casanova (Graduate Faculty, New School University)

Aristide Zolberg (Graduate Faculty, New School University)
· Keynote Address

"Three faces of religion among immigrants: Belief, Practice and
Nathan Glazer (Harvard University)

Friday, May 10

9:00-9:30am - Coffee/Pastry

9:30- 11:15pm -Ethnographic Case Studies:

Zain Abdullah (West African Muslims in Harlem):Ken Guest (Chinese
Fuzhounese) Daniel Jasper (Hindus); Liliana Rivera (Mexicans); Nina Sciulc

11:30-1:00pm - Analytic summary of New York project findings:
José Casanova (NSU), and Aristide Zolberg (NSU)

Discussants: Josh de Wind (International Migration Program, Social Science
Research Council), and Stephen Warner (U. of Illinois)

2:00-3:30pm - Immigration and Religion, Now and Then: Historical
Jay P. Dolan (Notre Dame); Herbert Gans (Columbia); Nancy Foner (CUNY);
Elizabeth McAlister (Wesleyan University); Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College)

4:00-5:30pm - Gateway Cities: Comparative Urban Perspectives
Randall Hepner (Loyola University); Paul Numrich (Loyola University); Jon
Miller (University of Southern California); Alex Stepick (Florida
International University)

Discussants: Victoria Hattam (Graduate Faculty, NSU), and Phil Kasinitz

Saturday, May 11

9:30-10am - Coffee/Pastry

10:00-12:00pm - Religion and Immigration: Transatlantic Comparisons

Peter van der Veer (University of Amsterdam); Werner Schiffaur
(Europa-University Viadrina Frankfurt); Peter Beyer (University of Ottawa);
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka (Universitat Bielefeld); Farhad Khosrokhavar (L'Ecole
des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales); Pnina Werbner (Keele University);
and Jocelyn Césari (Columbia University)

12:00-1:00pm - Concluding Discussion

José Casanova (NSU) and Aristide Zolberg (NSU)

All sessions are located at New School University, 65 Fifth Avenue (between
13th & 14th Streets) in the Wolff (Thursday and Friday) and Machinist
(Saturday) Conference Rooms. To RSVP for this event, please email us at
magua995@newschool.edu, or call (212)229-5399.