Dalia Mogahed


United States

Known for

Scholar, Activist, and Political Researcher


Hijri 1394-Present (AH); Common Era 1974-Present (CE)

Dalia Mogahed


Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, an organization that seeks to produce solution-based research that “empowers American Muslims to develop their community and fully contribute to democracy and pluralism in the United States.” She also serves as president of Mogahed Consulting, which specializes in Muslim societies and the Middle East, and she is the former executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, which conducted research on Muslim opinions and perceptions from around the world. Additionally, Mogahed was selected by President Barack Obama to be an adviser on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Mogahed has worked with Madeleine Albright and Dennis Ross on the U.S. Muslim Engagement Project, proposing policy suggestions, many of which were adopted by the Obama administration. She also testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. engagement with Muslim societies and contributed heavily to the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group. Mogahed is a senior public policy scholar at Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Photo credit: https://twitter.com/dmogahed