Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding where she leads the organization’s research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Previously, she was the Executive Director for Muslim Studies at Gallup, Inc. and served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. This past February, Dalia delivered a TED Talk titled “What do you think when you look at me?” which centered on dispelling misconceptions about Muslims.
Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization’s pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide. With John L. Esposito, she coauthored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities, and she provided significant contributions to the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group recommendations. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.
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