Al-Ain Interview with Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director, ISGAP, The Muslim World League International Conference
The Muslim World League, The General Secretariat, General Administration for International Relations, Second International Conference on Cultural Rapprochement between the United States and the Muslim World.
Manhattan, New York
October 4-5, 2018
Keynote address by Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director, ISGAP
Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Alissa, The Secretary General of the Muslim World League
Abdallah bin Mahfudh ibn Bayyah, Chairman of Emirates Fatwa Council and President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies
Dr. Mohammad Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authorities of Islamic Affairs and endowments, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Dr. Shawky Allam, Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Father/Reverend Brian E. McWeeney, Director, Office of Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs at Archdiocese of New York
Dr. John Duke Anthony, President and CEO National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
The aim of the conference is to work towards building relationships, alliances, develop solutions, and programs that ensure positive engagement as well as mutual understanding between the Muslim world and the United States, while bridging existing cultural and religious gap.
The conference also works to encourage positive and conducive intercultural exchange; engagement between the Muslim world and the U.S. as a means of achieving shared goals of combating violent extremism, refuting the narrative of hate, and paving the way to a new phase of U.S.-Muslim relations based on mutual understanding, respect, and trust.