October 23, 2012 7:30 PM
Panel Discussion: The Muslim Experience in America
As the eyes of the world turn to anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, the experience of Muslims in America has only grown more complex. This special public panel—which culminated an intensive, high-level summit—addressed the challenges that Muslims in the United States continue to face, including suspicion and discrimination, and what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia. This discussion comes at a pivotal moment in international relations between Americans and nations where the majority population is Muslim.
The panel was moderated by the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Cathedral. Participants included:
- Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State
- Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Association for Muslim Advancement
- Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative
- Dr. James J. Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.