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IIIT Presents Its Distinguished Scholar Award to Professor Sulayman Nyang

Dr. Sulayman NyangFriday, September 06, 2013

Prof. Sulayman Nyang receives 2013 IIIT Distinguished Scholar Award In recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements and lifelong community service, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) presented its Distinguished Scholar Award to Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Professor of African and Afro-American History at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
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IIIT mentions Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad as featured scholar

Dr. Mumtaz AhmedInternational Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) mentioned Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad as featured scholar in its newsletter of September, 2013.

Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad is Executive Director of Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue, associated with the International Islamic University Islamabad, since 2007. He is a Professor of Political Science at Hampton University, VA, USA. He received an M.A in Political Science from Karachi University, an M.A. in Development Administration from the American University of Beirut, and Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

He has served as: member of “Islam and Social Change Project” of the University of Chicago; Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C; Senior Fulbright Fellow in Bangladesh and Pakistan; Fellow of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Sudan, Pakistan and Malaysia; American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Fellow; American Institute of Pakistan Studies Fellow; member of the “Fundamentalism Project” of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences/University of Chicago; and Senior Consultant for the “Muslims in American Public Square” Project of Georgetown University. He is currently President of the South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA), an affiliate of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) and Vice-President of Centre for Islam and Public Policy (CIPP), Washington, D.C.

A One-Day Conference on The American Mosque in the 21st Century

The American Muslim Studies Program (AMSP) at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), Georgetown University, cordially invites you to attend:

A One-Day Conference on The American Mosque in the 21st Century

Georgetown University — Copley Lounge 37th & O St., NW – Washington, DC 20057

Thursday, February 19, 2009 — 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Since the early twentieth century, the Muslim communities in the USA have been establishing mosques in various parts of the country. With the passage of time, these mosques have assumed new functions and roles. They have been transformed from a place of worship to community centers, to schools, and finally to forums for Muslims’ involvement in public policy issues. They have also become the backbone of the fundraising drives of the American Muslims for local and international projects. In a post 9/11 era, however, the mosques and Islamic centers have received extra attention, and sometime scrutiny, from the law enforcement agencies, media personnel and policy makers. The question is how these mosques and Islamic centers can be equipped to face the new challenges and demands of the 21st century? A group of academics, architects and religious scholars will address these issues.

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