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Maxwell African Scholars Union presents : Yusuf Abdul-Qadir on Sustainability and Somalia

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Maxwell African Scholars Union Presents : Yusuf Abdul-Qadir on Sustainability and Somalia Yusuf Abdul-Qadir will present on a new approach to international development and conflict resolution in the Horn of Africa that attempts to infuse the relationship between Islam and Somali culture, dealing with humanitarian crises, sustainable development, and even national security concerns, as practical solutions to the ongoing problems with which the state is faced. Yusuf Abdul-Qadir is an alumnus of Syracuse University's Political Science and Middle Easter Studies Departments. While at Maxwell, he focused on Muslim integration in the West, Muslim Cultures, Islamic Political Theory, issues around counterterrorism and US national security concerns, and East African Politics. He was a lecturer for the New York African Studies Association's 2009 Conference, a participant in the Maxwell School's EU Horn of Africa anti-piracy simulation, and a 2011 Delegate for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Abdul-Qadir has begun to establish himself as an aspiring scholar in the field of Somali studies with particular focus on engagement as a means to deal with the various issues facing Somalia. Most recently, Abdul-Qadir has become interested in sustainability and public engagement as a form of conflict resolution.

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