Event Date: November 16, 2011 - 12:00 pm Location: Social Sciences Building, 120 University Pvt., room 6004 (6th floor)
FARAH PANDITH, U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities.
Presented by CIPS, in association with the Embassy of the United States of America.
Free. In English.
Farah Pandith was appointed Special Representative to Muslim Communities in June 2009. Her office is responsible for executing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s vision for engagement with Muslims around the world on a people-to-people and organizational level. She reports directly to the Secretary of State. Previously, she was Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. In this role she was focused on Muslim communities in Europe where she was responsible for policy oversight for integration, democracy, and Islam in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. She also worked on issues relating to countering violent Islamic extremism.
Ms. Pandith will speak about 2011 Hours Against Hate, a campaign she helped to launch in early 2011 focused on getting young people all over the world to volunteer their time to build stronger communities that value pluralism and diversity and reject hate and bigotry.