Celebrating AAIMS Member Achievements

March 16, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Sara Cheikh Husain on her paper at the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan.

We celebrate your achievement!

Dr. Sara commented that:

“I feel extremely privileged and guilty at the same time for being able to take a break from my 24/7 advocacy for Gaza to participate in the Conference “Embracing Diversity: Tackling Islamophobia in 2024” co-organized by the Baku International Multiculturalism Center, the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) and G20 Interfaith Dialogue Forum and Baku Initiative Group, held at Fairmont Baku on 8-9 March 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan.

I was invited to spend a fully funded trip to Baku to attend the conference and present my paper: “France and Australia: comparative Analysis of Islamophobia” as part of the plenary/breakout session: “Anti Muslim policies in France: Normalising Islamophobia”.

More than 130 international guests, including scientists from 32 countries, experts of international organizations, religious figures and representatives of non-governmental organizations, attended and/or participated in the conference.

The conferences included the address by H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Yousef M. Al-Dobeay, Assistant Secretary-General of Political Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Prof. Cole Durham, President of the G20 Interfaith Dialogue Forum.

Among the participants of the two days debate were many officials, spiritual leaders, experts and academicians – Mr. Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Head of the Department of Foreign Policy Affairs of the Presidential Administration, H.V. Sheikh Ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board, Mr. Khalid Fathalrahman Omer Mohamed, Director of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue at ICESCO, Dr. Dodik Ariyanto, Head of the OIC Islamophobia Observatory, and many other dignitaries, scholars and media representatives.”

Well done Sara!


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