Mogahed

Dalia Mogahed

Director of Research

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

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 was named one of the top TED talks that year. She is a frequent expert commentator in global media outlets and international forums, and the CEO of Mogahed Consulting.

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Muslims in America

John Sides and Dalia Mogahed analyze the wide gap between what most Americans say about Muslims living in the United States and how Muslim Americans see themselves.

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