Ahmed S. Younis, JD will present: “Gender Justice: Girls’ Education and Women’s Work after the Arab Spring,” February 27, 2014 at the Religious Genderings Conference at the Wallce All Faith Chapel at Chapman University from 10:15 – 12:15pm
Chapman tackles the topic of religion as a powerful force in shaping our views of gender. An amazing group of scholars and activists will address a variety of issues at this free event. Chapman’s own Ahmed Younis is one voice promoting this critical dialogue.
Ahmed Younis is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and PhD student in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. Younis served as a Senior Consultant for the Gallup Organization and Senior Analyst for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies from 2007 to 2012. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, he was named as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims globally. In 2011 and 2012, Arabian Business Magazine named Ahmed as one of the “Power 500″ of the Arab world and one of the 500 Most Famous Arabs in the world.
Younis is author of Gender Justice: The Situation of Women and Girls After the Arab Spring and the author of American Muslims: Voir Dire[Speak the Truth] (MVI -2002), a post-Sept. 11 look at the reality of the debate surrounding American Muslims and their country. With his brother Mohamed, Younis is also a co-author of The Role of Entrepreneurship & Job Creation in US-Muslim Relations (Brookings, US Islamic World Forum 2011). As part of his Gallup portfolio, from January 2009 to June 2011, Ahmed served as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications for Silatech, a youth employment initiative to promote large-scale job creation in the Middle East and North Africa founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, first lady of Qatar. A Juris Doctor graduate of Washington & Lee School of Law, Younis also served as National Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council from 2004-2007.