Discussion with Keynote Presenter
Samina Quraeshi

Tuesday, October 14, 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Cypress, M2/International Ballroom Level

Join conference keynote Samina Quraeshi for an informal discussion.

An educator committed to preparing students for an increasingly interconnected global world, Samina is also an award-winning author, artist and designer. She has devoted her life to cultivating the vital relationship between art and culture through national and international initiatives as a way to foster greater understanding among people.

As an artist, writer and photographer Samina brings the multifaceted story of Islamic culture in South Asia to the international stage. As a teacher of community studies and design she is committed to intellectual and cultural diversity and exhibits wide-ranging knowledge of issues related to interdisciplinary work. As a senior executive in academia and government she is committed to collaboration and strategic alliances. A natural leader, with organizational savvy and management skill, she demonstrates a diplomatic acumen for allocating resources and creating partnerships between private and public sectors, between NGO’s and government officials and between the academy and the community.

With the cultural emergency that faces our world today, Samina Quraeshi’s voice, through her art, her advocacy and her academic initiatives is one that promotes and envisions healing through understanding of our collective humanity while honoring and supporting our diverse traditions.