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Conference Schedule

Monday, May 22 – The Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
5:00 p.m. Welcome and simple (halal) meal
5:25 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.

 

Keynote #1: Dr. Jorgen Nielsen, University of Birmingham,Birmingham, United Kingdom

“The impact of the recent forced migration crisis on Christian-Muslim relations in Europe”

Response: Dr. Timur Yuskaev, Associate Professor of Contemporary Islam, Holder of the Islamic Chaplaincy Faculty Chair, Hartford Seminary

Q&A: Moderator: The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton, Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

6:45 p.m. Break

7:00 p.m.

 

Panel #1: The impact of the crisis on refugee resettlement and immigration

Diana DeGama Ali, Senior Immigration Specialist, Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services

The Rev. Dr. Joyce Antila Phipps, Esq., Executive Director, Casa de Esperanza, Bound Brook, New Jersey

Jon Bauer, Clinical Professor of Law and Richard D. Tulisano ’69 Scholar in Human Rights, UConn School of Law

Angela Bovill, president and CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance

Chris George, Executive Director of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

Maghrib prayers (chapel)
9:00 p.m. Final comments

 

Tuesday, May 23 – The Meeting Room (77 Sherman St.)

3:00 p.m. Film Screening: After Spring (2016)
4:00 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Welcome and simple (halal) meal
5:25 p.m. Introduction

5:30 p.m.

 

Keynote #2: Dr. Tuba Isik, Institute of Islamic Theology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Paderborn, German


“The impact of the recent forced migration crisis on Muslim European identity”

Response: Dr. Najib Awad, Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Hartford Seminary
Q&A: Moderator: Dr. David D. Grafton

6:45 p.m. Break

7:00 p.m.

 

Panel #2: The impact of the crisis on Muslims and Inter-faith relations

Khalil Abdullah, Co-director of the Faith Institute for the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

Tahriah Amatul-Wadud, Esq.,  civil rights and domestic relations lawyer

Maryam Bitar, JD student UConn Law School

Imam Refai Arefin, Islamic Association of Greater Hartford

Ertugrul Gokcekuyu, Islamic University of Rotterdam

Maghrib prayers (chapel)
9:00 p.m. Final comments

 

Wednesday, May 24 – Women’s Leadership Institute Building (76 Sherman St.)

10:00 a.m. Breakfast and roundtable discussion with speakers
11:00 a.m. Advocacy opportunities/discussion for religious communities

 

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