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Dateline: Dialogue of Civilizations - 2001-10-17

Earlier this month, a distinguished Pakistani anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker began his tenure as holder of the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at The American University in Washington.

Today's Dateline explains how the beliefs of an Arab medieval historian named Ibn Khaldun have implications for both Muslims and non-Muslims in the twenty-first century. Here's Judith Latham.

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