On June 14, 2010 about 30 people held a roundtable discussion at Project Mosaic in London about ways in which grassroots organisations on both sides of the Atlantic can work together to engage Muslim communities at home and abroad.
The discussion was led by Dr Emile Nakhleh, an expert on Islamist radicalism and author of "A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America's Relations with the Muslim World".
Dr Nakhleh, a Palestinian-American who previously ran the CIA's department on Political Islam, presented at the June 14 gathering a draft paper on "US-EU Partnership and Muslim World Engagement: What Will Transatlantic Cooperation Mean for Engagement", which he wrote for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Those attending the roundtable discussion -- which Project Mosaic held in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs -- included students, representatives of non-profit organisations, businesspeople, health workers, academics, human rights activists, faith community representatives and members of local government.
The meeting followed the inaugural Project Mosaic Lecture delivered by Dr Nakhleh in London in November 2009 on the subject of "Changing the Conversation between America and the Muslim World".
Copies of his latest paper can be obtained by sending an email to Dr Thomas Wright, Executive Director of Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, at twright < at > thechicagocouncil.org.