Hany El Banna and Azhari Gasim Ahmed

As part of a Working Group Symposium on Global Development, Organizations, and Faith in the Muslim World, on December 17, 2007, CIRS hosted a Distinguished Lecture by Hany El Banna, co-founder and president of Islamic Relief Worldwide, and Azhari Gasim Ahmed, Senior Economist, Islamic Development Bank.

Earlier in the day, the Working Group symposium was held at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. The symposium focused on institutions; relationships among public, private, and religiously inspired actors; financing issues; and other issues such as children, education, health, and gender.