Irshad Manji Speaks on the Meaning of Moral Courage
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, 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.