March 5th, 7:00 pm
The panel members
Imam Jawad Rasul
Imam Jawad Rasul is the Imam of the Islamic Society of Augusta
At the age of 17, he became the Imam in a Masjid in Queens. He remained busy continuing to develop, holding several positions in different institutions throughout his career, he has delivered well over a thousand speeches, lectures, or presentations in mosques, Muslim Student Associations and other organizations.
Imam Jawad also holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications Arts with a major in Film and Video Production and an unofficial minor in Political Science from City College of New York.
Victoria Ugur Clare
She holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina. She worked in Production Planning at Club Car and in Procurement at Bechtel National.
Victoria studied Islamic theology and practice in numerous programs under various scholars in the US and abroad, including completing an Islamic Study diploma course from iSyllabus in the UK
Victoria is active in numerous Islamic, interfaith, and charitable activities. She co-founded interfaith dialog programs in Las Vegas, called “Women in Dialog for Understanding,” and in Augusta, called CSRA-Women Interfaith Network.
Dr. Adel Bakr
Dr. Adel Bakr holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources (Hydrology) from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He is now a professor at Georgia Military College since 2005.
He has been active in interfaith dialogues and in presenting various Islamic topics to civic and religious institutions in the US for over 35 years. He offered a series of lectures on Islam and Islamic arts and culture to the Academy of Lifelong Learning of the University of South Carolina-Aiken.