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Irshad Manji Speaks on the Meaning of Moral Courage

Irshad Manji Speaks on the Meaning of Moral Courage

NYU Wagner's Irshad Manji engaged an audience of 500 people at the University's Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life in a discussion on the dynamics of Islam and faith in the modern world. She focused her remarks on her work as a woman who prominently questions interpretations of established religion.

The discussion on March 27, 2008 was entitled "Faith Without Fear: An Evening with Muslim Reformer Irshad Manji." The NYU Women's Initiative was the sponsor.

As founding director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA), Manji's current mission is to develop leaders who will challenge political correctness, self-censorship, and intellectual conformity.

She is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist. Her international best-seller, "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith," has been published in more than 30 countries including, this month, Indonesia.

 

Irshad Manji Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing on Fort Hood Terrorist Attack

Irshad Manji Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing on Fort Hood Terrorist Attack

Irshad Manji, director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner, testified today before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management . The hearing examined military base security and lessons learned from the 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas.

In addition to Manji, who teaches at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, witnesses included Douglas Winter, deputy chairman and editor-in-chief, William Webster Commission; Michael Leiter, former director, National Counterterrorism Center; and Kshemendra Paul, program manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of Director of National Intelligence.

Is Al Qaeda asking to negotiate?, asks Wagner's Zerkin in LA Times op-ed

Is Al Qaeda asking to negotiate?, asks Wagner's Zerkin in LA Times op-ed

"Isn't it clear now that the U.S. and its allies are not likely to be able to wipe out Al Qaeda or ensure that we are not attacked again domestically?," writes NYU Wagner Adjunct Professor Allen Zerkin in today's Los Angeles Times. "As the British acknowledged in July, the London attacks were just a matter of when, not if. To be sure, the terrorists can't win this war, but neither can we."

Is An Excellent Education A Civil Right? Wagner Student Forum Stirs Lively Debate and Capacity Crowd

Is An Excellent Education A Civil Right? Wagner Student Forum Stirs Lively Debate and Capacity Crowd

Gathering leading representatives from the political, academic, grassroots, and social entrepreneurship arenas on campus on March 30, 2006, a panel co-organized by two Wagner student groups drew a standing-room-only audience of nearly 80 people to Pless Hall for an important discussion about the state of public education in the United States. Members of WEPSA, the Wagner Education Policy Studies Association and BRIDGE, a Student Social Entrepreneurship Group at Wagner, organized the panel around a straight-forward but controversial question: Is an excellent education a civil right?

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