American Muslim Local Officials: Challenges and Opportunities

March 13, 2013 // 1:30pm5:00pm

When Washingtonians think of U.S. Muslim officials, the names of Representatives Keith Ellison and André Carson come to mind. What may be of greater interest to many people outside the Beltway, however, is the increasing number of local Muslim officials. Join us for a program in which Muslim mayors, city council members and judges will discuss the particular challenges and opportunities facing them today as they seek appointment or election  and carry out their responsibilities once in office.

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Panel I:  Judges

            Halim Dhanidina, Superior Court Judge, Compton, California

            David Shaheed, Superior Court Judge, Indianapolis, Indiana

            Moderator: Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center

Panel II:  Mayors and Council Members

            Abdul Haidous, Mayor, Wayne, Michigan

            Mohammed Hameeduddin, Mayor, Teaneck, New Jersey

            Wayne Smith, Mayor, Irvington, New Jersey

            Robert Jackson, City Council Member, New York, New York

            Moderator: John Milewski, dialogue Radio and Television, Wilson Center

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