Monday, October 29, 2012

Fethullah Gulen & Gulen Movement's Soft Power Approach - Lessons for Arab Political Reform

(Video Duration: 6 mins. 14 secs.)

Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Ph.D.
This presentation is based on field observations and readings of Fethullah Gulen. The goal is to draw lessons from the ideas and practices of the Gulen Movement that can inform political reform in the Arab world.

In a panel discussion held at Georgetown University's Berkeley Center, Mohammed Abu-Nimer of American University points out that one important character of Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Movement is the movement's refusal to engage in partisan politics.