The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR) weekly lunch seminar will feature Mohamed Elsanousi, Director of Communications and Community Outreach at the Islamic Society of North America, as the guest speaker on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. PORDIR lunches are open to program fellows and invited faculty only.
Mohamed Elsanousi is Director of Communications and Community Outreach at the Islamic Society of North America, where his responsibilities include fostering interfaith relations, strengthening ISNA’s relationships with the Muslim community in North America, and supervising ISNA’s joint projects with interfaith organizations and federal government institutions. He serves as a national liaison and representative for ISNA at numerous national and international inter-religious conventions and conferences, and has contributed articles in various books and journals. Dr. Elsanousi is Vice-President of the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC) and serves on the board of directors and advisors for other interfaith organizations, including the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT).
Elsanousi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Shariah and Law from the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan; a Master of Laws from Indiana University; a graduate diploma in philanthropic studies from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy; and a PhD in Law and Society from the Indiana University School of Law.