Papers & Presentations 2009

Meeting of the Minds

November, 2009
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Meeting of the Minds is a workshop for young and old from Pakistani American community to bridge the generation gap between the two. According to Professor Faizan of Buffalo University, Meeting of the Minds will provide students an insight into style of leadership and capacity building through activities and sessions with the older generation of Pakistani descent.

The South Asian Muslim Identity, Reviving the Consciousness

June 1, 2010
Orchard Park Senior Center, Orchard Park, New York
As part of University Express, Faizan did a lecture on Yemen. Yemen is the only republic on the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen also is the area’s poorest country facing challenges of the civil war, resource depletion, and crippling unemployment and illiteracy. Yemen catapulted to the top of the international security agenda following the December 2009 attempted attack on a US airliner. In this Presentation Faizan Haq talked about the current state of US-Yemeni Relations and the relationships between Yemen and other Middle Eastern countries.

International Mushaira at ISNA

July 3, 2011
Chicago, Illinois
The International Mushaira at ISNA (Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier) lasted less than two hours by starting promptly and giving more time to the celebrity Pakistani poets Amjad Islam Amjad and Anwer Masood. The great time management by the Nazim of the Mushaira, Mr. Amin Haider, set this new record. The Mushaira was presided over by known na’atia poet Hamid Amrohi. Other poets who contributed included Sajid Choudhry , Dr. Sadiq Naqvi , Khalid Khan, Faizan Haq, Dr. Mujahid Ghazi , Dr. Lateef Saif , Hashmat Sohail , Naheed Virk , Mubeen Munawwar , Amjad Islam Amdad , Anwer Masood , Dr. Abidullah Ghazi. It was attended by approximately 500 people which is small considering the thousands of ISNA attendees.

An Abrahamic Dialogue

June 5, 2009
Kennedy Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

In the spirit of President Barack Obama’s June 4 Cairo speech in which he reached out to the Muslim world, a Reunion event sought to bridge the gulf that often divides Christians, Jews and Muslims.
 “An Abrahamic Dialogue,” on June 5 in Kennedy Hall, brought together an Episcopal bishop, a rabbi and a Muslim scholar, all associated with a “movement” that seeks to encourage people of different faiths to talk and listen to each other.

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