Muslim Student Leadership Program Residential
The purpose of the leadership program is to is to empower Muslim students with the confidence, skills and leadership qualities to help them deal with the social and cultural challenges facing the Muslim communities in Britain.
The residential will take place between Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th December, and will consist of an intensive programme of sessions on:
Our Shared values & Political Engagement
Clarifying Islam's position on Democracy & Political Participation
The programme will be at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham near Swindon.
Through the MSLP, participants will have the opportunity to meet experts, scholars, professionals, politicians and media experts.
This programme has been developed because we are in need of young Muslim leaders who can speak clearly and confidently about the issues confronting Muslim communities in the UK today and play a full and constructive role in shaping the UK's future.
The residential will include sessions facilitated by:
Nadeem Baksh, Principal Associate with Institute of Community Cohesion working across a wide spectrum of projects. An Alumnus of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Nadeem is skilled in research and analysis methods across several social sciences.
During 18 months with iCoCo, Nadeem's work has included contributions to borough and city-wide reviews, the Faith and Cohesion Project, and research work for the Academy of Sustainable Communities. Recently, Nadeem was the lead specialist for iCoCo's ground breaking publication "Understanding and Appreciating Muslim Diversity: Towards developing better engagement and participation". In addition, he regularly consults and advises on a range of Social Policy areas both at a national and international level.
Saqeb Mueen is the Chair of the Muslim Council of Britain’s Public Affairs Committee, the Committee's purpose is to connect the Muslim community to the political and democratic process, and inform and influence the policy agenda at a National, European and Regional Level.
Saqeb is responsible for RUSI’s editorial direction and analysis. He is also a Research Analyst and is currently focusing on Radicalisation in Europe and the Muslim world. Prior to assuming his current role, Saqeb Mueen was Deputy Editor of the RUSI Journaland was responsible for its authoritative Reviews section. Saqeb remains an Associate Editor of the Journal and also sits on RUSI's Editorial Board.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, and a Master of Arts degree in War Studies at King's College, London. His dissertation examined Huntington's thesis of 'Clash of Civilizations' in Europe towards its Muslim population. His other interests include South Asian and Middle Eastern politics. He has written on these subjects in the RUSI Journal and the RUSI Newsbrief and commented in the press and media including the BBC and Voice of America.
Gareth Llewellyn, Communities Directorate, Welsh Assembley
Following completion of the residential participants will lead on events and campaigns to
· Challenge racism, extremism and Islamophobia
· Promote civic participation and political engagement
· Positive social action
Overview of the schedule for the residential
Wednesday 17th December
Dinner in London approximately 4pm
Arrival at accommodation at 8pm
Thursday 18th December
The day will consist of 3 sessions
Friday 19th December
2pm Feedback session and forward plan
4pm Depart to London
MSLP Programme Coordinator