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IIIT Visitors

December 2014

Dr. Mohammad Wasiullah Khan, Mr. Zafar A. Malik, <br />Mr. Ziauddin Sardar

Dr. Mohammad Wasiullah Khan - Chancellor, East West University (Chicago),
Mr. Ziauddin Sardar, Muslim Scholar and Public Intellectual, London (UK), and
Mr. Zafar A. Malik - Dean for Development and
University Relations & Director of Publications, East West University
visited IIIT on February 4, 2015.

From left: Dr. Yaqub Mirza, Dr. Jamal Barzinji, Mr. Ziauddin Sardar, Mr. Zafar A. Malik,
Dr. Mohammad Wasiullah Khan,
Dr Hisham Altalib, and Dr. Ermin Sinaonvic.


Prof Abdallah Saeed visits IIIT

Prof. Abdullah Saeed (center) with Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti, Dr. Jamal Barzinji,
Dr Hisham Altalib, and Dr. Ermin Sinaonvic during his visit to IIIT on December 16, 2014


November 2014

Malaysian Delegation
Dr. Jamal Barzinji (third from left); His Excellency Awang Adek Hussin (center), Ambassador of Malaysia to the US;
Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti; and Dr. Yaqub Mirza with members of
the Malaysian Delegation that visited IIIT on November 12, 2014.


October 2014

Zulkifl Hasan

  Zulkifl Hasan (second right), Senior Lecturer at Universitit Sains Islam Malaysia
and currently Fulbright Scholar at Fortham University, New York visited IIIT on October 3, 2014.

From left: Saber Alkilany, Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti, and Dr. Ermin Sinanovic


September 2014

ISPU group


Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti, Dr. Hisham Altalib, and Dr. Jamal Barzinji met yesterday September 30
with Dalia Mogahid, Farhan Latif, and Meira Neggaz from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU).


July 2014

Dr. Alshingieti Dr. Yaqub Mirza

Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti, Executive Director of IIIT (US)
and Dr. Yaqub Mirza, President and CEO of Sterling Management
participated in the Global Donors Forum 2014 - a biennial convening of the
World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists - on April 14-16 near Washington, DC. More photos


June 2014

Pehin Yasmin

H.E. Pehin Dato Mohammad Yasmin Umar, Minister of Energy, Brunei visited IIIT on June 7th, 2014.
He gave a short talk to the Summer Students.


May 2014

Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of Riphah International University, Pakistan

Dr. Anis Ahmad

Dr. Anis Ahmad visited IIIT on May 27th, 2014. He gave a short talk to the Summer Students.


April 2014

Dr. Heidi Hadsell, President of the Hartford Seminary and Dr. Vanda MacMurtry,
Chairman of the Board of the Hartford Seminary visit IIIT on April 21, 2014

From left to right: Dr. Yaqub Mirza, Dr. Jamal Barzinji, Dr. Vanda MacMurtry, Dr. Heidi Hadsell,
Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti, Dr. Ermin Sinanovic, Dr. Hisham Altalib


"Faith in The Neighborhood: An Introduction to America’s Religious Diversity"

Dr. Lucinda Mosher and students at ADAMS center

Dr. Lucinda Mosher - Hartford Seminary - and her students visit
ADAMS Center as part of a joint program between
Hartford Seminary and The Fairfax Institute (TFI).
During the 5-day course, students visited several
houses of worship in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.


March 2014

Dr. AbuSulayman and Dr. Alshingieti Visit IIUM


Dr. AbdulHamid AbuSulayman and Dr. Abubker Alshingieti
visited IIUM on March 17, 2014.


American University Students Visit IIIT

American University Students at IIIT

American University Students Visit IIIT


February 2014

Rachid Ghannouchi Visits IIIT

Rachid Ghannouchi

Rachid Ghannouchi,
co-founder of the En-Nahda Movement, Tunisia,
visited IIIT on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.


Former Foreign Minister of Morocco Visits IIIT

Mr. Saadine El Othmani 2

Mr. Saadine El Othman, a former Foreign Minister of Morocco,
currently President of Justice and Development Party,
visited IIIT on Monday, February 3, 2014


Visitors from Union Theological Seminary, New York

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Dr. Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary, New York

Dr. Jerusha T. Lampety, Assistant Professor of Islam and Ministry, Union Theological Seminary, New York

visited IIIT on Monday, February 24, 2014



January 2014

Twenty Pakistani Scholars Visit IIIT


On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 twenty university professors and scholars from Pakistan visited IIIT as part of a special program coordinated by Professor Mumtaz Ahmad, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the International Islamic University, Islambad; and Dr. Tamara Sonn, Professor of Humanities at the department of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Details


Dr. Jennifer Bryson Visits IIIT

Dr. Abubaker Alshingeiti, Dr. Jennifer Bryson, Dr. Ermin Sinanovic

Dr. Jennifer Bryson is the Director of the Islam and Civil Society Project at The Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. She visited IIIT on Thursday January 23, 2014.



September 2013

Dr. Abubaker Alshingeiti with Prime Minister Najib Razak and Imam Feisal Rauf

On Thursday, September 26, Dr. Abubaker Alshingeiti attended a session at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. After the session, he participated in a private meeting with the Prime Minister and Imam Feisal Rauf that focused on the Global Movement of Moderates (GMM).

June 2013


Dr. Taufik Widjaja, Head of Foreign Relations Division, Prosperous Justice Party, Indonesia


April 2013

Dr. Phillipa Strum

Dr. Philippa Strum Senior Scholar, The Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington DC
visited IIIT on April 10, 2013 with Dr. Vanda McMartury,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Hartford Seminary


Dr. Anita Aziz

Dr. Anita Aziz, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Brunei
and her associate Dr. Joyce Yean .


Br. Omar, Dr. Bagby, Dr. Jones, Dr. Alshingeiti, Dr. Curtis, and Sr. Matina Yahya

Br. Saif Omar, Dr. Ihsan Bagby, Dr. Jimmy Jones, Dr. Abubaker Alshingeiti, Dr. Mukhtar Curtis, and Sr. Matina Yahya


March 2013


Visitors from George Mason University visited TJ Alwani Library on Monday March 11, 2013.


His Excellency Ebrahim Rasoul, Ambassador of South Africa to the USA,

visited IIIT on Friday March, 1, 2013.


February 2013

Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina, IIIT Chair of Islamic Studies, George Mason University, visited IIIT on February 13, 2013.


November 2012

Dr. Iyad Zhahalga visits IIIT

Dr. Abubaker Alshingieti and Dr. Iyad Zhahalga of Jerusalem, who visited IIIT on November 2, 2012. 


October 2012

The Dean of Howard University School of Divinity, Dr. Alton Pollard, visited IIIT on Thursday, October 4th accompanied by Dr. Zainab Alwani, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Howard University. The purpose of the visit was to further discuss the idea of an Imam and Muslim Chaplaincy Education and Training program at Howard University.   


September 2012

Dr. Hisham Altalib and Dr. Abubaker Al Shingieti - IIIT, met with President Mohamad Mursi of Egypt in New York on September 24, 2012 in the context of an interfaith meeting. President Mursi welcomed the participation of IIIT in the rerform of higher education in Egypt.


March 2012

Imam Yahya Hendi and Rabbi Gerald Serotta from Clergy Beyond Borders (CBB) met with Dr. Jamal Barzinji and Dr. Abubaker Alshingeiti of IIIT on March 20, 2012. They discussed issues of mutual cooperation.

Dr. Anita Abdul Aziz -Assistant Vice Chnacellor- and Dr. Mohammad Iskandar Petra -Deputy Dean- Universiti Brunei Darussalam visited IIIT on March 20, 2012 and met with Dr. Hisham Al Talib and Dr. Abubaker Alshingeiti.


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