“For the Love of Tomorrow – Nurturing the Spirit”
University of Southern California, Los Angeles – April 1, 2012

About the Speakers

Hassaan Shahawy, the grandson of Dr. Hassan Hathout, is the President of the Youth Group of the Islamic Center of Southern California, and has worked extensively with the Muslim Youth of North America. Currently a high school senior, he conducts neuroscience research at the Brain and Creativity Institute, and pursues musical performance and composition.

Eba Hathout, the daughter of Dr. Hassan Hathout, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She is mother to Sarrah Shahawy at Harvard Medical School, and Hassaan Shahawy at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena. Eba is the Founding President of the Hassan Hathout Legacy Foundation.

Kevin Hamilton is the Director of the Southern California Public Affairs Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). A business executive by profession, a grandfather of eight, he has served as a Stake President over six LDS congregations, and a Mission President over one hundred and fifty LDS missionaries in Western Europe.

Frank Rogers, Jr. is the Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy at Claremont School of Theology. He received his PhD at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has numerous publications on the interconnection between spirituality and religious education, and the role of the arts in the spiritual formation of youth.

Muzammil Siddiqi is the President of the Fiqh Council of North America and Director of the Islamic Society of Orange County. He received his PhD in comparative religion at Harvard University. He is the former President of the Islamic Society of North America, and Chairman of the Department of Religious Affairs at the Muslim World League in the US and the United Nations.