About Dalia Mogahed

Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization’s pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Mogahed is former executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities worldwide. With John L. Esposito, she co-authored the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think. President Barack Obama appointed Mogahed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009. She was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim communities. Her 2016 TED talk, What it’s Like to be Muslim in America, was named one of the top TED talks that year. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums. She is also the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.

The Manekin-Clark Lecture

The ICJS Manekin-Clark Lecture annually brings a prominent interreligious thinker to Baltimore to engage the general public on a range of topics relevant to interreligious understanding and religious pluralism. The lecture is named in honor of two long-time civic leaders, Bernard Manekin and A. James Clark, and their interreligious friendship.

The program is made possible by endowment funds from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation and the Manekin family.