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Dr. Ozgur Koca

Asst. Professor of Islamic Studies Faculty at Bayan Claremont Email: okoca@bayanclaremont.org Özgür Koca spent ten years of his life teaching physics, mathematics and astronomy in different countries. After years of quantitative research he decided to journey to new perspectives in the fields of philosophy and religion. His studies in these diverse fields allow him to draw [...]

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Dr. Hamid Mavani

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies Faculty at Bayan Claremont Email: hamid.mavani@bayanclaremont.org Hamid Mavani is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School / Claremont School of Theology, in California. His expertise in Islamic Studies stems from both academic training at Universities as well as specialized theological training at the traditional seminaries [...]

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Necva Ozgur

Executive Director, MERIT Adjunct Faculty at Bayan Claremont Email: nozgur@bayanclaremont.org Joseph Lumbard, assistant professor of classical Islam, researches Islamic intellectual traditions with an emphasis on Sufism and Islamic philosophy. He is the editor of "Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition" (World Wisdom, 2004), a collection of essays that examines the religious, political and historical [...]

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Seyed Hadi Qazwini

Associate Imam - Islamic Education Center of Orange County Adjunct Faculty at Bayan Claremont Email: hqazwini@bayanclaremont.org Seyed Hadi Qazwini is an Arab-American Islamic educator, public speaker, and adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School. For over a decade, he has educated audiences across the United States and other parts of the [...]

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Edina Lekovic

Public Affairs Consultant, MPAC Adjunct Faculty at Bayan Claremont Email: elekovic@bayanclaremont.org Edina Lekovic is MPAC's Public Affairs Consultant. Previously, as Director of Policy and Programming, she oversaw strategic initiatives in government and policy, media and communications, and leadership development. From 2004-2010, Edina served as MPAC's Communications Director, and has appeared regularly in major media outlets, [...]

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Brie Loskota

Co-Director, American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture Visiting Faculty at Bayan Claremont Email: bloskota@bayanclaremont.org Brie Loskota is the managing director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. In this capacity, she oversees the strategic planning and daily operations of an interdisciplinary research [...]

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Dr. Hadia Abdullah

Arabic Instructor Adjunct Faculty at Bayan Claremont Email: habdullah@bayanclaremont.org Hadia Abdullah holds a Doctoral Degree in Medicine (M.D.) from Aleppo University in Syria and practiced medicine in Damascus from 1992 to 2001. For the past ten years, Hadia has taught Arabic in both the public and private sector to native speakers and non-native speakers. She currently teaches [...]

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Salam Al-Marayati

President - Muslim Public Affairs Council Adjunct Faculty at Bayan Claremont Email: salmarayati@bayanclaremont.org Salam is the President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. For the past 25 years, Salam has had the opportunity to speak to congregations at community-sponsored events, temples, synagogues, churches, high schools, and college campuses. He has written extensively on Islam, human rights, democracy, [...]