A Scholar Reflects on Islam and the West

A Scholar Reflects on Islam and the West

How will the relationship between Islam and the West define the twenty-first century? Will democracy take hold in the Islamic world? At a discussion (summary; full transcript) hosted by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Bernard Lewis, professor emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton, addressed these and related issues. The author of more than two dozen books, Lewis has advised policy makers and interpreted the world of Islam to the West for sixty years.