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Imagine: Muslim Women as Co-Stewards of Society

Thursday, November 14, 2013
12:00 AM
Space 2435, North Quad

Daisy Khan is Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building bridges between Muslims and the general public. At ASMA, Khan has created a number of intra- and interfaith programs focusing on interfaith collaboration, youth and women’s empowerment, and arts and cultural exchange.  Also, she is the founder of Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT), which focuses on global Muslim leadership, and the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), whose goal is to reclaim women’s rights in Islam. She continues to mentor American Muslims on assimilation issues, balancing faith and modernity, the challenges of living as a minority, and intergenerational questions.

Khan regularly lectures in the United States and internationally. She has appeared on numerous media outlets, such as CNN, Al Jazeera, and BBC World’s Doha Debates. She has served as an advisor and contributor to a variety of documentaries, including PBS’s Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, National Geographic’s Inside Mecca, and the Hallmark Channel’s Listening to Islam. Khan is a contributor to the Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog and is frequently quoted in print publications, such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Saudi Gazette, and the Khaleej Times.

This talk is sponsored by the Program in International and Comparative Studies at the International Institute, Islamic Studies, Arab-American Studies, and Communication Studies.

Daisy Khan, Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), New York