New Beginnings: The Role of American Muslims in Obama's Public Policy

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Location: 
10 East Pyne

LISD's Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations concluded its 2009 Spring Lecture Series with a talk by Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America and Professor of Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary. The lecture, "New Beginnings: The Role of Muslims in Obama's Public Policy," was held at at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 in 10 East Pyne on the Princeton University campus.

Mattson received a BA in Philisophy and Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo in 1987, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago in 1999. She is the Founder and Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy at Hartford Seminary, and since 1998 has been Associate Editor of The Muslim World. In 2008 she was appointed Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary. 

Mattson has taught courses including Introduction to Islamic Law, Contemporary Islamic Ethics, Islamic Ritual and Family Law, The Life of the Prophet Muhammad, Early Islamic History, The Qur’an and its Place in Muslim Society, Current State of Hadith Studies, Readings in Arabic Texts, Readings in Islamic Theology, The Spirituality of Muslim Women, and Building Abrahamic Partnerships. She is the author of The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life (2007).