Ahmed Rehab to Speak at "Islam and Muslims in America" Conference, hosted by the American Islamic College – September 28-30 2010

WHAT: “Islam and Muslims in America”,  a  conference hosted by American Islamic College (AIC)

WHEN: September 28-30 2010

WHERE Auditorium – American Islamic College
640 W Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613



VISIT: www.aicusa.edu


28 September, Tuesday

7:00 pm*Grand opening of the Dormitory and the Auditorium of the College* with Keynote Address by Secretary General of the OIC H.E. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

29 September, Wednesday

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcoming Speech: Dr. H. Ali Yurtsever, American Islamic College
9:10 am Protocol Speeches

10:00 am 1st Panel: The Role of the OIC & The Scope for its Relations with American Muslims
— Moderator: Mr. Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen, Ambassador of OIC to UN
Amb. Rashad Hussain, Special Envoy of the White House to the OIC
Amb. Sada Cumber, First Special Envoy of the White House to the OIC
11:30 am Break

11:45 am 2nd Panel: American Foreign Policy & The Muslim World
— Moderator: Dr. Tariq Cheema, President of World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists
Dr. John Esposito, Professor of International Affairs & Islamic Studies at Georgetown University
Hon. Keith Ellison, Congressman of Minnesota (invited)
Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for U.S. Department of State (invited)
1:15 pm Lunch & Zuhur Prayer

2:00 pm 3rd Panel: Islam in the American Context
— Moderator: Dr. Farid I. Muhammad, Chairman of Social Sciences at East-West University
Ms. Magali Rheault, Senior Analyst at the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
Imam Prof. Misbahudden Ahmed-Rufai, Professor in Department of Social Sciences at Malcolm X College Chicago
Marcia Hermansen, Director of Islamic World Studies at Loyola University
3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm 4th Panel: Imagining Our Future
— Moderator: Safaa Zarzour, Secretary General of ISNA
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Professor of Mathematics at Grambling State University
Dr. S. Abd Al-Hakim Jackson, Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies at University of Michigan
Dr. Aminah McCloud, Director of Islamic World Studies at DePaul University
5:15 pm Closing Remarks: Kareem Irfan, Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago
7:00 pm Dinner (by invitation only)

8:00 pm Music Concert: *SAMI YUSUF*

30 September, Thursday

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Muslim Leaders’ Meeting 1st Session: Constituting “American Muslim Liaison Council” to the OIC
10:30 am BREAK
11:00 am Muslim Leaders’ Meeting 2nd Session
12:30 pm Lunch, Zuhur Prayer
1:30 pm CLOSING