Does the Sunni/Shia conflict contribute to the image of Islam as a violent religion? How much does it account for the violence in Iraq? We will look into the origins of the Sunni/Shia split, consider the bombing of the Shia shrine in Karbala, and talk with a Muslim scholar working on promote intrafaith harmony.
- Lesley Hazleton, psychologist and veteran journalist, author of several books on Middle East politics, religion, and history including After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam
- Hisham Hellyer, Ford Fellow of the Project on US Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution (USA)