• blog
    Mon, 13 Feb 2017
    blogIslamophobia: An Attack on American Democracy

    In the wake of President Trump's executive order banning the entry of Muslims from seven different Muslim majority countries, the country has witnessed some of its largest protests in recent history. There have been incredible displays of support for individuals and families affected by this hastily implemented policy. The scenes of... more...

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    Wed, 10 Feb 2016
    blogThe Spirit of UPIC Rises Above

    If one dwells on it hard enough, and seriously enough, there are often many times in our lives when a little faith can go a long way in getting the job done. A lot of faith, accompanied by actions that deepen that faith in a virtuous and noble cause, can do wonders. The gathering of yet another UPIC delegation in Pakistan this week... more...

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    Wed, 5 Aug 2015
    blogCelebrating the Wisdom and Warmth Prof. Abdul...

    I received an email last week from our close UPIC colleague, Junaid Ahmad, Director of the Center for Global Dialogue in Lahore, Pakistan. The email was a celebration, really, of a mutual friend and a leader in the Pakistani-American community on the West Coast, Professor Abdul Jabbar. What strikes me as I re-read his email is the... more...

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    Wed, 16 Apr 2014
    blogEngaging the Elephant in the Room: Interreligious...

    There are few subjects in the world today that arouse as much discussion as global terrorism and violence. Sadly, it is through the prism of violence and threats to our safety that both Pakistanis and Americans have come to see their relationship with each other. This is why the gathering of civil society leaders from both the US and... more...