Launched Today: Season 3 of IIIT’s AEMS Podcast
Looking for hope or inspiration during this difficult time? Join Amina on May 12, 2020, as IIIT launches the third season of its podcast, Third Space Thoughts to Policy. The 25th episode of the podcast and first episode in the line-up for season 3 features Dr. Ilham Nasser, Director of Mapping the Terrain Research at IIIT for the Advancing Education in Muslim Societies Initiative (AEMS) on how we have overcome challenges to continue groundbreaking research during the time of COVID-19 and why it’s important to measure the values of empathy, gratitude, and forgiveness in Muslim Societies. Listeners can listen to this episode on IIIT’s website, Messy.FM, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Podcast Mirror, and Stitcher. In the next coming weeks IIIT will have episodes with experts who will discuss the vital values the AEMS Mapping the Terrain study researches including hope, sense of belonging, meaning making, and forgiveness.
Past guests on the program included Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and IIIT’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, as well as Abrar Omeish, the first Muslim woman to lead on the Fairfax County School Board in Virginia and youngest elected official in Virginia history. IIIT also interviewed the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, the CEO of MIT’s Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values on our program and Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, an expert on far right extremism and higher education who has testified before the U.S. congress and has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered. Dr. Miller-Idriss has been a popular guest on our program for all three seasons so far along with Dr. Ilham Nasser. Other guests for this coming third season include Emily Esfahani Smith, whose Ted Talk where she talks about her book on meaning making has had over 8 million views and Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, a professor at the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program at American University who co-directed a research project for six years on forgiveness with Dr. Ilham Nasser, on perceptions of forgiveness among teachers in the Arab world.
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