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Growing Up Muslim in the United States

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
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Growing Up Muslim in the United States

Growing Up Muslim in the United States

The City College of New York 
 April 16th, 2015, 6:30-9:30 pm   
 
Welcome Address: Vince Boudreau, Dean, 
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, 
The City College of New York 
 
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Founder and Chairman, Cordoba Initiative
Evolving American Muslim Identity  
 
Amaney Jamal, Edward S. Sanford Professor of  Politics, Princeton University 
Muslim and  American: New Opportunities and Old Challenges   
 
 Moderator: Mohamad Bazzi, Associate Professor of Journalism, New York University
 
 

Imam Feisal Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is the Chairman of The Cordoba Initiative, a multi-faith, international organization dedicated to improving Muslim relations with the West. He served as Imam of Masjid al-Farah, a mosque in New York City, from 1983 to 2009. A noted author, he has written three books on Islam and its place in contemporary Western society, includingWhat's Right with Islam Is What's Right with America. He has also founded two non-profit organizations with the stated missions of enhancing the discourse on Islam in society. Imam Feisal has received many awards, and was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of New York, serves as an advisor to the Interfaith Center of New York, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Council of 100 Leaders (Islamic-West dialogue). A leading voice of moderation, Imam Feisal has participated regularly in the Council on Foreign Relations and appeared at the World Economic Forum (Davos). He has been quoted extensively in leading media, including BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox News, The New York TimesThe Washington Post, Frontline, Huffington Post, Daily Beast and Foreign Policy.

 
 
Amaney Jamal Amaney A. Jamal is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Director of the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, as well as the Workshop on Arab Political Development. She is the President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS). In 2005, Jamal was named a Carnegie Scholar. Her research interests include the patterns of civic engagement of Muslims and Arabs in America, along with democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world. Jamal's single- and co-authored books include Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects (2007), Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11 (2009), and Barriers to Democracy (winner of the 2008 American Political Science Association Best Book Award in Comparative Democratization). Her most recent book Of Empires and Citizens was published by Princeton University Press in 2012. Jamal is Co-Principal Investigator of the Detroit Arab American Study and senior advisor on the Pew Research Center projects on Islam in America (2006) and Global Islam (2010).     
 
 

Mohamad Bazzi

 Mohamad Bazzi is an Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University, where he teaches international reporting. From 2009 to 2013, he served as an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Before joining the NYU faculty, Bazzi was the Middle East bureau chief at Newsday from 2003 to 2007. He established Newsday bureaus in Baghdad and Beirut, and he was the lead writer on the Iraq war and its aftermath. He has written extensively about regional politics, Shiite-Sunni conflicts, and militant Islam. He also covered the 2000 Palestinian uprising, the war in Afghanistan, and the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel. His essays and commentaries on the Middle East have appeared in The New York Times, London Review of Books, Boston Review, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, and other publications.