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Understanding American Muslims

New Hopkins Seminar Series

February 15, 2017

In light of recent political and social changes in the United States, the Johns Hopkins University launched a new seminar series: Understanding American Muslims. The series is intended to promote better understanding of American Muslims and their contributions to American society. In addition, the seminars will serve as a forum to discuss American Muslim concerns and experiences. The series will also be part of a larger initiative exploring American Muslim wellness coordinated by Adnan Hyder, MD, PhD ’98 MPH ‘93 professor and associate chair of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. On February 15, Mansoor Shams, MBA/MA ’11, a US Marine Corps veteran known as the “Muslim Marine,” was the first speaker in the series. 

Special Guest

Mansoor Shams, MBA/MA ’11
the “Muslim Marine”
Veteran, United States Marine Corps

Introductions and Moderator

Adnan A. Hyder, MD, PhD ’98, MPH ’93
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of International Health


David Peters, MD, MPH ’89, DrPH ’93
Edgar Berman Professor and Chair, Department of International Health

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Sommer Hall, E2014

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