Institute for Social Policy and Understanding 
Hena Khan -


Sunday November 18, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

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Cherry Blossom Banquet Hall 

46110 Lake Center Plaza
Sterling, VA 20165

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ISPU's First Annual DC Dinner

On Sunday, November 18, 2012, ISPU will host its first annual DC-Area Dinner.  Don't miss this chance to get a brief introduction to the work we do, and the impact it makes, from Executive Director Shireen Zaman and Research Director Farid Senzai. Plus you'll have the chance to exchange ideas with always insightful ISPU fellow Haroon Moghul. The short program will allow for plenty of time to enjoy a delicious meal and meet with friends old and new who've gathered to support a rising one-of-a-kind organization.

Registration & Appetizers: 5:30p.m.

Dinner & Program: 6:00p.m.


Cherry Blossom Banquet Hall 
1151 Village Road
Dearborn, MI 48124

Tickets: $50

If you are interested in being an event sponsor or hosting a table of 10 friends, colleagues or family please contact Hena Khan or Shireen Zaman.  Benefits of sponsorship includes priority seating for a table of 10, name and/or company logo on the program and recognition from the podium.

Keynote Speaker: Haroon Moghul

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Haroon Moghul is fellow at ISPU and Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is also an Associate Editor at Religion Dispatches and Senior Editor at The Islamic Monthly. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, focusing on 'Allama Muhammad Iqbal's concept of reconstruction; his research more broadly includes Islam in India and Islamic networks across the greater Indian Ocean and West Asian regions.  Haroon served as Director of Public Relations for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU) and was selected one of 500 global Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow.  He writes frequently, and in addition to his editorial roles, has contributed to al-Jazeera English, Today's Zaman, Pakistan's Dawn, Tikkun, and The Huffington Post.  His first novel, "The Order of Light," was written in Cairo; in the novel, young Muslims light themselves on fire to protest the authoritarian reality of the Middle East, an eerie forecasting of today's events (Penguin 2006; French translation by Cherche Midi, 2007).  Haroon has worked as an analyst for the Tabah Foundation of Abu Dhabi, bridging traditional Islamic scholarship with Western academia.   His media appearances include CNN, BBC, NPR, Russia Today, and The History Channel.  Haroon has spoken across the United States and internationally on Islamic history and culture, contemporary politics in the Muslim world, and radicalism and religious identity. He serves as an expert guide to the Muslim heritage of Spain, and will be leading trips to Spain, Turkey, and Bosnia, in coming years.