Thursday, January 6, 2011

Obama's interfaith Advisor to Visit Kuwait

This should be an interesting event...

Dalia Mogahed, appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will be visiting Kuwait on an invitation from Kuwait Awqaf.
Dalia Mogahed, an American Muslim scholar of Egyptian origin, advises US President on various issues about the opinions, values, perceptions, and attitudes of the Muslim world.

Apart from her other engagements in Kuwait, she will be addressing a public gathering on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7:00pm at the International Islamic Charitable Society Auditorium located in South Surra (near PACI office) on the subject 'Religion Vs Radicalism'. The public gathering has been arranged by Indian Muslim Association in coordination with AWARE Center under the patronage of Kuwait Awqaf. The public lecture is open to all irrespective of their nationality and religion.

Prior to her appointment to a White House advisory position, Dalia Mogahed most recently served as a Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies. In this role, she organized global research surveys to examine Muslims' beliefs regarding education, religion, democracy, culture, financial prosperity, and the media. She also has directed the Muslim-West Facts Initiative, a partnership between Gallup and the Coexist Foundation to share findings of the Gallup World Poll with leaders in the Muslim World and the West.

Dalia Mogahed in her works deals extensively on the importance of shared values for developing guidelines for the positive interaction between the west and Muslim world. In her writings she illustrates how common values can form the foundation of a mapped vision. Moreover, she stresses on the importance of not ignoring differences in values as well as opportunities for cross-cultural learning and understanding, the unique assets of different communities.

Along with John Esposito, she co-authored the book on Muslims and Islam based on six years of research and more than 50,000 interviews. Her analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy magazine, the Harvard International Review, the Middle East Policy journal, and many other academic and popular journals.

Dalia Mogahed earned her Master's degree in Business Administration with emphasis on strategy from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her undergraduate degree from one of the top schools in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For any further information, regarding the public lecture kindly contact 97578300, 99060891 and 97228482.

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