ISPU addressed 19 challenges with 9 research projects.
We partnered with 126 experts to conduct research and provide thought leadership.
95% of those we surveyed found ISPU research to be relevant.
ISPU directly reached more than 8,000 people through over 80 events, and connected regularly with over 20,000 people online.
Our research appeared in the media on 183 occasions, reaching millions of people.
We increased our social media presence by 109%, which resulted in 2,311,697 impressions.
ISPU connected 169 national, state and local policymakers and community leaders with new resources and information, impacting the lives of millions of Americans.
89% of those we surveyed said they planned to use ISPU research in their daily lives.
ON MARCH 21, we released the findings of our American Muslim Poll 2017 at the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. Our panel, moderated by Mehdi Hasan, featured our own Dalia Mogahed, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Walter Ruby, Dr. Zainab Chaudry, and Dr. Susan Sherr. Since this release, over 700 full poll reports and key findings documents have been downloaded from our website. (Photo by Tim Lundin / Newseum)
ON MAY 1, Executive Director Meira Neggaz spoke to a group of about 30 local German leaders who are on the Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange (WCTE). ISPU helped the group learn more about the American Muslim community, the challenges faced by American Muslims, and ways to address these challenges, helpful data points that these leaders can use in their home communities as they work to integrate immigrants, welcome refugees, and strengthen social cohesion.
ON MAY 10, Executive Director Meira Neggaz spoke with a group of mostly seniors at the Montgomery County Muslim Foundation near Gaithersburg, MD. She presented ISPU research on both Aging and Mental Health, the former of which resonated greatly with the challenges many in the audience were also facing. The group was very interested in charting a path forward when it comes to aging within the Muslim community. (Photo by Ali Nawaz Memon)
ON MAY 16, we held a panel in DC on the political, legal, and civic implications of designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. Our all-star panel included Michael German (Brennan Center), Hina Shamsi (ACLU), ISPU Scholar Engy Abdelkader (Bridge Initiative) and Corey Saylor (CAIR). (Photo by Tatiana Kanishcheva)
ON MAY 17, we shared our Muslims for American Progress (MAP) findings with a group at Bank Suey in Hamtramck, MI. A combination of empirical facts and human stories helped convey the positive impact Muslims are having in the state of Michigan. According to PI and report author Rebecca Karam, MAP serves as a critical intervention, one that stops the ongoing cycle of misinformation. The active engagement of a diverse audience gave us hope that, with data, we can start to catalyze change.
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REPORTS AND POLICY BRIEFS
–Aliya Poshni, Donor
–Todd Green, Professor
–Mohamed Shukri, Daban Consulting
-Dean Obeidallah, Host of The Dean Obeidallah Show
–Congressman Don Beyer, Virginia
–Shadi Hamid, Brookings Institute
–Melissa Rogers, White House
–Manzoor Cheema, Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia
–Nilamudeen Shaihu, MCA