Video: “For the Love of Tomorrow – Intra – Faith Stories of Struggle and Harmony in Diversity”
University of Southern California, Los Angeles – April 2, 2016

About the Speakers

Sarrah Shahawy, the granddaughter of Dr. Hassan Hathout, was Valedictorian of USC’s graduating class of 2011, a Renaissance Scholar of Biology and French, President of the Interfaith Student Council and Founding President of the Ansar Interfaith Service Partnership. Sarrah is currently in her final year as a student at Harvard Medical School.

Eba Hathout, the daughter of Dr. Hassan Hathout, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Besides Sarrah, she is mother to Hassaan Shahawy at Harvard College. Eba is the Founding President of the Hassan Hathout Legacy Foundation.

Father James L. Heft is Professor of Religion and President and Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC. His numerous awards include an endowed professorship, the Catholic Press award, nomination as Professor of the Year by the Gamma Sigma Alpha society, and the Theodore Hesburgh award from the Association of Catholic colleges and universities.

Patrick Q. Mason is Professor and Chair of the Religion Department and the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University. He directs the Department of Religion’s programs in North American Religion and Mormon Studies. He is the author of: The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South, and co-editor of: War and Peace in our Time: Mormon Perspectives.

Kamran Scot Aghaie is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research encompasses Islamic History, Shi’ism, Religious and Political Discourse, Gender Dynamics and Modern Iranian and Middle Eastern History. He is the author of: Mourning and Memory, and The Martyrs of Karbala.