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Why Muslims are Vital to American Progress
Hub Talk

January 26, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 5341 Owens Court, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Join us for a Hub Talk with Dalia Mogahed in conversation with Dr. Craig Considine. General Admission $25. Student Admission $15.

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Hub Talk

For almost two decades Muslim Americans have been telling the world what they condemn and what they are not. It’s time to show the world who they are and what they contribute. In this research driven lecture, ISPU’s Director of Research will share the little known story of the contributions of everyday Muslims to their country’s innovation, prosperity, values, and wellbeing.

Photographic Exhibit
Muslims for American Progress (MAP) Project - A photography exhibit showcasing individuals of distinction in the Muslim American community.

Dinner & Admission
Dinner will be served after the main programGeneral admission $25. Student Admission $15.


Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization’s pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide. With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities. Her 2016 TED talk was named one of the top TED talks that year. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.

Craig M. Considine is a scholar, global speaker, media contributor, and public intellectual based at the Department of Sociology at Rice University. He is the author of many books and articles. Dr. Considine's opinions have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, BBC, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, Newsweek, and Foreign Policy. He has been invited to speak at some of the leading international organizations and universities in the world. Dr. Considine is visible on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.  He holds a PhD from Trinity College – University of Dublin, an MSc from Royal Holloway – University of London, and a BA from American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Considine is a U.S. Catholic of Irish and Italian descent.

A limited number of free spaces will be reserved for students who otherwise could not attend. Hub925 members can also receive a discount code. Please contact us at [email protected].