National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation President Marcellus Alexander discussing ” Awareness in Reporting” initiative and the role partners have in shaping how the media covers religious minorities. AMI is proud to be part of this important project.
On May 1, students from Georgetown were hosted at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) by Kimberly Flowers, the Director of the Global Food Security Project. Students learned about how an organization functions on a day to day basis and their tools and resources that they utilize to further the public discourse. Most were inspired to learn that passions and credentials were equally important in finding success in the think tank sphere.
Over the course of the first ten days of May, we have worked with our local partners at the Sandy Spring Museum and Burke Presbyterian Church to host film screenings of UPF’s The Sultan and the Saint. For those unfamiliar with the film, it was shown on PBS and garnered millions of views. The film told the story of peacemakers St. Francis and the Sultan Al-Kamil, the nephew of Saladin during the 5th Crusade. Most in attendance
Panel discussion at George Washington University featuring Prof. Amir Hossain and Melissa Rogers on a discussion about Muslims, America and the First Amendment… During summer 2010, I was sitting in a classroom at University of Virginia (UVA) to learn the First Amendment rights as part of the Study of the US Institutes (SUSI) Student Leaders exchange program. The students from three south Asian countries at the program were much enthralled contemplating the visionary promises outlined
Given the current dearth of American Muslims and other minorities in policy spaces, AMI & Georgetown MSA organized a panel of American Muslims involved in the think tank space. The panel’s aim was to provide insight into the role in which graduate Muslim students can play in influencing domestic and international policies. The panelists shared their own personal experience working in their fields, and the role policy making played in their careers. Georgetown student, Habon Ali introduced