As part of its activities during the Summer 2012 Programs, IIIT awarded six students from the class of Summer 2012, one-year, non-resident Research Fellowships at IIIT. The Fellowships will allow the students to continue doing supervised research in an area of their interest, attend selected academic conferences and events during the year, and receive complementary books and subscriptions to AJISS (American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences), as well as membership in AMSS (American Muslim Social Scientists).
On Friday, April 20th, IIIT held its monthly seminar at its headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. The panel discussion, entitled “Jewish Muslim Dialogue: Challenges and Prospects” attracted more than forty interfaith and community leaders, scholars and university students. The panelists were: Rabbi Gerry Serotta, Executive Director of Clergy Beyond Borders, Imam Yahya Hendi, President, Clergy Beyond Borders, and Joseph Montville, Senior Research Scholar at IIIT. Guests from Eastern Mennonite University included Dr. Ed Martin, Director of the Center of Interfaith Engagement, and Dr. John Fairfield, Professor at Eastern Mennonite University. Also present were students from the American University and their supervisor, Dr. Mohammad Nimer.