USC Shoah Foundation's 2014 Yom Hashoah Scholar-in-Residence is Professor Mohammed Dajani. He will give a lecture to USC students, faculty and staff Friday, May 9. For more information, please contact Kia Hays, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mohammed S. Dajani founded the Wasatia movement of moderate Islam and works as a professor of political science at al-Quds University in Jerusalem. He has also served as a visiting fellow at The Washington Institute.
A Jerusalem-born scholar and peace activist, Dr. Dajani holds doctorate degrees from the University of Texas and University of South Carolina. He is the founding director of the Jerusalem Studies and Research Institute, chair of the board of directors of the House of Water and Environment in Ramallah, and a member of the board of directors of the YMCA, Jerusalem. He has written extensively on Arab culture and politics, including an International Herald Tribune op-ed he co-authored with Washington Institute executive director Robert Satloff titled “Why Palestinians Should Learn About the Holocaust.”