Charlie Wiles (+ Edward Curtis) on Islamic Awakening
May 7 2014 — Part of the Mid-North Shepherd Center’s 2014 Great Decisions series. The aftermath of the Arab Spring has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries, especially regarding the role of Islam and democracy. How have the countries in the Maghreb reacted, including Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began? Is U.S. foreign policy adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region?
Charlie Wiles is the head of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. He holds a degree in Political Science from Indiana University. He spent several years working for the Indiana State Legislature from 1981-86, started a general contracting business renovating older homes, and served as a combat medic in the US Army Reserves from 1991-1999. From 1997-2003 he served at executive director of Peace Learning Center, a not-for-profit organization focused on teaching youth conflict management and diversity appreciation. Charlie volunteers with several community organizations including Veterans for Peace, Bridging the Gap (promoting dialogue among the Abrahamic faiths), Habitat for Humanity’s “House of Abraham.”