Speakers

Abbas

Hassan Abbas

Senior Adviser, Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs
Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the Near East South Asia Strategic Studies Centre (NESA), National Defense University

Hassan Abbas is Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the Near East South Asia Strategic Studies Centre (NESA), National Defense...

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Rameez Abbas

Associate Professor, National Defense University

Rameez Abbas is Associate Professor at the National Defense University, where she teaches courses on South Asian politics...

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Rula Jurdi Abisaab

Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
Rula Jurdi Abisaab is a Professor of Islamic History at McGill University with a focus on Safavid Iran and Twelver Shi'ism. Her scholarship deals... Read more about Rula Jurdi Abisaab
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Huseyin Abiva

Bektashi Community of America

Dervish Huseyin Abiva holds a degree in history from the University of Maryland, and he is a dervish serving the Bektashi Community of...

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Olly Akkerman

Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
Olly Akkerman (Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin) is a specialist on Arabic manuscripts and Shi'i Islam. Her research examines the social... Read more about Olly Akkerman
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Yahya Alshamy

Ph.D. Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Yahya Alshamy is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics, a Graduate Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and... Read more about Yahya Alshamy
Rizwan

Rizwan Arastu

Founding Director, Islamic Texts Institute
Shaykh Rizwan Arastu is a graduate of the Islamic Seminary of Qum and Princeton University. He is the founding director of the Islamic Texts Institute, a non-... Read more about Rizwan Arastu
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Ali Asani

Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs.
Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University.

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ali Asani is Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and...

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Yahia Baiza

Research Associate, The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Dr Yahia Baiza is a research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, United Kingdom, researching education, history, and Islamic and Afghanistan... Read more about Yahia Baiza
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Najah Bazzy

Founder and CEO, Zaman International

Najah Bazzy, RN, is an internationally recognized healer, humanitarian and interfaith leader who left a six-figure salary as a critical-care nurse to...

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Nicholas Boylston

Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, Seattle University
Dr. Nicholas Boylston, Assistant Professor at Seattle University, is a scholar of Islamic Studies focusing on Shii Studies, Quranic Studies, Sufism and Persian... Read more about Nicholas Boylston
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Hüseyin Cicek

Deputy Head, Department of Islamic-Theological Studies, University of Vienna
PD Mag. Dr. Hüseyin Cicek holds a doctorate in political science and a habilitation in religious studies. He currently works at the University of Vienna and... Read more about Hüseyin Cicek
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Deniz Coşan Eke

Post-doc Researcher, University of Vienna
Deniz Cosan Eke (Dr. phil.) works as a post-doc researcher in the Alevi Theological Studies at the University of Vienna in Austria. She received her BA and... Read more about Deniz Coşan Eke