An Evening with Tariq Ramadan

Cooper Union, the East Village hall where Abraham Lincoln demolished Stephen Douglas’s states-rights argument for the extension of slavery a hundred and fifty years ago, was the setting last… More

At Last Allowed, Muslim Scholar Visits

A federal appeals court had ruled in his favor. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had issued an order that paved the way for a visa. And so, on… More

Tariq Ramadan To Speak in New York

In 2004, Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss professor of Islamic studies, lost a tenured position at Notre Dame after the Bush administration revoked his visa under the Patriot Act, following… More

Hearing For Muslim Barred by U.S.

A federal appeals court in Manhattan on Friday reversed a lower-court ruling that had allowed the government to bar a prominent Muslim scholar from entering the United States on… More

Why I’m Banned in the USA

London—For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. The reasons have changed over time, and… More

Government Declines to Appeal Ruling

In a case considered a bellwether of United States policy toward foreign scholars, the government has decided not to appeal a court ruling ordering it to either issue a… More

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