Critical Connections is an educational and peace-building organization that seeks to deepen the American public’s understanding of social, political and religious trends in the Muslim world, as well as strengthen Muslim communities in the U.S. and abroad.
Critical Connections is holding the following event at the Longmeadow Community House:
How to be a Muslim: An American Story
A Conversation with Haroon Moghul
Sunday, September 23
Haroon Moghul is the Fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he assists with recruitment, program design and implementation of the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI). He is also involved in engaging and mentoring MLI alumni. Haroon is a Senior Fellow and Director of Development at the Center for Global Policy, where he informs American domestic and foreign policy on issues concerning Islam and the Muslim world. A graduate of Columbia University with an M.A. in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Haroon serves on the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Haroon was previously a Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and in the National Security Studies Program at New America Foundation, where he worked with new media companies to empower communities to fight extremism organically. A commentator and broadcaster who wishes he could just be a writer, Haroon is the author of a novel, The Order of Light, and a memoir published in June 2017, How to be a Muslim: An American Story. He has appeared on all major media networks, and has been published at the Washington Post, TIME, CNN, Guardian, Foreign Policy and Haaretz. Haroon has served as an expert guide to Islamic history in Spain, Turkey and Bosnia, and was Director of Public Relations for the Islamic Center at NYU.
Haroon was a member of the inaugural class of the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) at the Shalom Hartman Institute.