Webinar Series: Bernard Lewis, Fouad Ajami, and the "Clash of Civilizations"

 

ASMEA held its first Webinar on February 23, 2021 titled, "Bernard Lewis, Fouad Ajami, and the 'Clash of Civilizations.'" This discussion was led by Prof. Martin Kramer, founding president of Shalem College and Walter P. Stern Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Prof. Kramer examined how the founders of ASMEA related to the influential concept popularized by Samuel Huntington. Both Lewis and Ajami demonstrated an initial ambivalence, and a later acceptance. Which of their rationales speak to us most clearly today?