Dr. Dalia Fahmy Bio:
Dr. Dalia Fahmy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Long Island University where she teaches courses on US Foreign Policy, World Politics, International Relations, Military and Defense Policy, Causes of War, and Politics of the Middle East. Dr. Fahmy is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy in Washington DC, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and UNESCO Chair at Rutgers University for 2018.
Dr. Fahmy’s books include The Rise and Fall of The Muslim Brotherhood and the Future of Political Islam (forthcoming), and two co-edited volumes Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy, and International Relations in a Changing World.
Dr. Fahmy has published several articles in academic journals focusing on democratization and most recently on the effects of Islamophobia on US foreign policy. She has given several briefings on the future of democracy in the Middle East. She has been interviewed by and written editorials in various media outlets including ABC, CBS, CBC, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, the Huffington Post, the Immanent Frame, the Washington Post, and appears often on Aljazeera. She has presented her research in various venues including Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, UCLA, The Middle East Institute, The Asia Society, The World Bank, The Wilson Center and The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy.Dr. Fahmy has won several academic awards and fellowships for her research. In 2014, Dr. Fahmy was one of the recipients of the prestigious Kleigman Prize in Political Science, was the 2016 recipient of the Newton Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2017 was named NPR’s “Source if the Week.”
Daanish Faruqi Bio:
A child of immigrants from Pakistan, Daanish Faruqi was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University with majors in Political Science, Sociology, Economics, and Criminal Justice, and with a minor in Religions. Following graduation he spent nearly two years in the Middle East as a human rights researcher for an Egyptian development thinktank, and as an independent op-ed columnist covering human rights issues in the Arab world. He is currently completing his M.A. in Islamic Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, where he focuses on pre-modern Islamic intellectual history, Islamic political thought, and the history of Sufism. Insha’Allah he plans to subsequently pursue doctoral work in intellectual history, comparatively situating modern Islamic intellectual history in conversation with Western thought, more specifically that of the European Enlightenment
Daanish’s Message to Supporters:
Successful immigrant and minority communities in the United States long ago realized the need to establish strong institutions as a necessary first step to gaining prominence in America. Insha’Allah the ISF scholarship program will be a significant step toward building a vibrant Muslim-American institutional presence, and toward cultivating a new generation of Muslim-American leaders. Jazak Allahu khair for this wonderful opportunity.
Daanish is a Ph.D student at Duke University and Studies Transnational Histories of Islamic Political Thought