Time and Location
St. Francis College, Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Wednesday, March 28, 7:00–9:00pm
Free and open to the public
St. Francis College with Telos Press, Encounter Books and The New York Chapter of the National Association of Scholars presents a debate on the virtues of liberal Western Civilization compared to its Islamic rivals, as expressed in author Ibn Warraq’s new book, Why the West is Best, on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:00pm in St. Francis College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education.
The discussion, moderated by St. Francis College Scholar in Residence Fred Siegel, will feature Mr. Warraq, one of America’s leading scholars on the Koran and author of Virgins? What Virgins?, NYU Professor and author Paul Berman (The Flight of the Intellectuals, Terror and Liberalism) as well as Sohrab Ahmari of The Henry Jackson Society, a co-editor of the forthcoming Arab Spring Dreams.
Professor Siegel, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life, organized the event and has been instrumental in bringing a number of timely and provocative events to the College. Past forums hosted by St. Francis College include The Tension Between Catholic Schools & Charter Schools, What Happened to All the Good Men?, Is the New York Times Good for Democracy? and Young Voters and the 2012 Election.