Open Society Promotion
The cultural, intellectual and religious struggle around the promotion
of open societies is one of the major challenges facing predominantly
Muslim societies. These societies are undergoing fundamental challenges
in seeking to balance the often-conflicting objectives of modernization,
such as open societies, economic development, and cultural identities.
This struggle should not be confused with the notion of a "clash of
civilizations" between the West and the Islamic world. In seeking to
contribute to these debates within predominantly Muslim societies-both
Arab and non-Arab-we seek to support policy-relevant research proposals.
Fellow projects in 2005: