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Who Speaks for Islam? Media and
Muslim Networks

Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
March 2-3, 2009

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Monday March 2, 2009

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00–9:30 a.m.

Introduction to GTU/Welcome

James
Donahue
, President, GTU

Arthur
Holder
, Dean, GTU

9:30–10:00 a.m.

Introduction to participants and format
of the day

Munir Jiwa, Center
for Islamic Studies, GTU

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Muslims
and Media: Ethics, Frames, Practices

Moderator:
Nargis Virani, New School
University

Safir
Ahmed
, Zaytuna Institute

James
Donahue
, President, GTU

Saba Mahmood, UC Berkeley

Kambiz
GhaneaBassiri
, Reed
College

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Reporting
Islam as News

Moderator:
Farid Senzai, Santa Clara
University

Sumbul
Ali-Karamali
, Author, Muslim Next Door

Hatem
Bazian
, UC Berkeley

Juliane
Hammer
, UNC Charlotte

Matthai
Kuruvila
, San Francisco Chronicle

1:00–2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00–3:30 p.m.

Covering
Islam

Moderator:
Mahan Mirza, Chico
State

Patrice
Brodeur
, Université de Montréal

Jonathan
Curiel
, San Francisco

Maha
ElGenaidi
, Islamic Networks Group

Imam
Faheem Shuaibe
, Masjidul Waritheen

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Multimedia
and Public Education

Moderator:
Charles Hirschkind, UC Berkeley

Wajahat
Ali
, Playwright, Domestic Crusaders

Yahsmin
BoBo
and Javed Ali, Illume Magazine

Jennifer
Taylor
, Specific Pictures, New Muslim Cool

Michael
Wolfe
, UPF TV

5:30 p.m. Reception
at Easton Hall
6:30 p.m.

Presentation
by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Zaytuna Institute

Muslims
in the Age of Obama: The Challenge of a New
Public Discourse.
Moderator: Munir Jiwa

Tuesday March 3, 2009

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Writing and Placing Op Eds

Joanne Brown, Graduate Theological Union

Omid
Memarian
, UC Berkeley

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Using New Media

Jennifer Taylor, Specific Pictures, New Muslim Cool

Michael
Wolfe
, UPF TV

11:00–12:30 p.m.

Lesson Learned, Sharing Resources,
Recommendations

Facilitator: Patrice Brodeur, Université de Montréal

Facilitator:
Shaheen Sidi Mohamed, World Bank Group

Moderator:
Sr. Marianne Farina. DSPT

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Working lunch: Next Steps, Website,
Evaluations

Moderator: Munir Jiwa, GTU

Moderator: Sr.
Marianne Farina
, DSPT