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Arab Culture and Civilization
"What you will find in this site is both a basic set of resources that can be used independently as an overall introduction to various aspects of Arab Culture (see the Main Menu for a list), as well as a dynamic set of resources that can be used by teachers and students as, or to supplement course materials. Each unit in the course contains a set of readings - texts that we have been able to bring to the site for public access...Each unit also contains an audio/video component, in which you will find extended interviews with and presentations by prominent scholars and cultural and community leaders.
"Modules" include: History ; Ethnicity and Identity ; Islam ; Arab Americans ; Literature and Philosophy ; Popular Culture and Performing Arts ; Family and Society ; Art and Architecture ; Arabic Language ; Geography, Demographics, and Resources.
- The National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education

Arab Social Science Research Virtual Library (ASSR)
"ASSR's virtual library is designed to be a gateway for Arab social scientists and for others studying the Arab world. It organizes information by resource, by topic, and by country."

Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID) - Publications
"...is a non-profit organization, based in WashingtonDC, dedicated to studying Islamic and democratic political thought and merging them into a modern Islamic democratic discourse. The organization was founded in March 1999 by a diverse group of academicians, professionals, and activists--both Muslim and non-Muslim--from around the who agree on the need for the study of and dissemination of reliable information on this complex topic."
Online Publications include: Muslim Democrat ; Conference Proceedings ; Democracy Watch.

Human Rights Index for the Arab Countries
"...is a repository for the entire set of United Nations documents pertaining to human rights and the responses, including reservations, by the Arab member states to the committees that monitor the core international human rights treaties. There are seven of these human rights treaty bodies, which meet regularly to monitor the implementation of the respective treaties:..."
- United Nations Development Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR)

Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP)
Sections include: Background ; Middle East Report ; Press Information Notes ; Internships ; Newspaper Op-Eds.

The New Republic

Pluralism Project
"Our mission is to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources."
- Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.

Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
"...is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for global leadership...It will also strive to rally support for a vigorous and principled policy of American international involvement and to stimulate useful public debate on foreign and defense policy and America's role in the world."

["The founding members included Vice-President Dick Cheney; Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; Paul Wolfowitz of the Defence Department; Richard Perle, head of the defence advisory board; Louis Libby, Cheney's chief of staff; John Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control; and Elliot Cohen of the defence policy board." - From CBC News Online, March 17, 2003]

Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR)
"POGAR is dedicated to the promotion and development of good governance practices and related reforms in the Arab states; it works in partnership with key governance institutions including legislatures, judiciaries, and civil society organizations to identify needs and solutions."

Human Rights Index for the Arab Countries

"...is a repository for the entire set of United Nations documents pertaining to human rights and the responses, including reservations, by the Arab member states to the committees that monitor the core international human rights treaties. There are seven of these human rights treaty bodies, which meet regularly to monitor the implementation of the respective treaties:..."
- United Nations Development Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR)



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