Macdonald Center 50th Anniversary

June 3, 2024
from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

50 Years of the Macdonald Center: Looking forward to the study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in North America

Monday, June 3, 2024

Keynote presentations by Dr. Ihsan Bagby, Retired Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky, and member of the North American Fiqh Council, and Dr. David Marshall, academic director for the Building Bridges Seminar

Panel discussions including HIU and visiting faculty, including:

Ingrid Mattson (Huron at Western, Toronto), Martin Nguyen (Fairfield University), Aida Mansoor (HIU), Timur Yuskaev (HIU), Maria Dakake (George Mason), Josiah Idowu-Fearon (Kaduna Centre), Lucinda Mosher (HIU), Mun'im Sirry (Notre Dame)

Reflections by Hossein Kamaly, Imam Ali Chair (HIU)

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Tentative schedule:

9:00 Coffee

9:30 Exhibition of the Macdonald Library (available throughout the day)

10-11:00 Keynote Presentation: Opportunities and Challenges for American Muslims and American Muslim Institutions (Ihsan Bagby, Retired Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky)

11:00-12:15 Panel Discussion: Ingrid Mattson, Martin Nguyen, Aida Mansoor, Timur Yuskaev (with audience Q&A)

Dhuhr Prayer

1:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 Keynote Presentation: Contemporary Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations (David Marshall, Academic Director, Building Bridges Seminar)

3:00-4:15 Panel Discussion: Maria Dakake, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Lucinda Mosher, Mun'im Sirry (with audience Q&A)

4:30 Closing Remarks: Hossein Kamaly

Asr Prayer



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