Candid Insights with Sahil Badruddin

Hussein Rashid on Secularism and Cultural/Religious Literacy

An episode of Candid Insights with Sahil Badruddin

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By Sahil Badruddin
Sahil interviews influencers, leaders, and intellectuals to draw out their candid insights and wisdom on important issues facing society today with thought-provoking questions that hit at the heart of a matter.
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John Esposito on the Challenges to Pluralism Today
Sahil interviews John Esposito -- Professor of International Affairs and Religion at Georgetown University and Director of their Bridge Initiative, that connects the academic study of Islamophobia with the public square -- to discuss his insights on Pluralism, Globalization, Religious Fundamentalism, Islam, the Media, Journalism, and Media Bubbles. This interview was published for the Boniuk Institute of Rice University. Full Interview: sahilbadruddin.com/john-esposito-interview 
57:49
June 6, 2019
Jim Wallis on Christianity, Politics, and the 2020 Election
Sahil interviews Jim Wallis -- President of Sojourners, a Christian social justice organization and a former spiritual advisor to both President Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Full Interview: sahilbadruddin.com/jim-wallis-interview
52:48
April 5, 2019
Aasif Mandvi on the Future of Entertainment
Sahil interviews Aasif Mandvi -- British-American actor and comedian and a previous contributing correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart -- to discuss his insights on his journey as an artist, current challenges in America, his personal advice to all artists, the future of entertainment platforms, globalization, the perceptions of Muslims, and his vision for the Future. Full Interview: sahilbadruddin.com/aasif-mandvi-interview
52:55
March 11, 2019
Wajahat Ali on Social Media, Echo-Chambers, and Journalism
Sahil interviews Wajahat Ali -- a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a previous consultant for the U.S. State Department under Hillary Clinton -- to discuss his insights on Social Media, Mainstream Media, Echo Chambers, Journalism, Post-Fact Society, the Perceptions of Muslims, Think-Tanks, and his vision for the Future. Published for Sacred Matters Magazine: https://sahilbadruddin.com/wajahat-ali-interview
1:00:40
February 14, 2019
Hasan Minhaj on Comedy in America Today
Sahil interviews Hasan Minhaj -- American comedian and actor and host of the new Netflix series, Patriot Act. Hasan had been a senior correspondent on The Daily Show, which he joined in 2014. He was also the featured speaker at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Hasan spoke about his journey so far as a comedian, his personal advice to all artists, current challenges in America, and the future of entertainment and comedy. Published for Brown Girl/Boy Magazine & Interview Transcript: sahilbadruddin.com/hasan-minhaj-interview
20:25
December 16, 2018
Dalia Mogahed on Islam & the Promise Of America
Sahil interviews Dalia Mogahed -- a member of former President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships and Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) -- to discuss her insights on Perception of Muslims (Situation, Progress, Change, Solutions), Understanding Polling, Rise in Non-Religion Category, President Obama’s Faith Council, and Intra-Faith Muslim cooperation. Published for OnFaith & Interview Transcript: sahilbadruddin.com/dalia-mogahed-interview
43:19
December 16, 2018
Hussein Rashid on Secularism and Cultural/Religious Literacy
Sahil interviews Hussein Rashid -- current professor at Columbia University’s Department of Religion and founder of islamicate (a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency) -- to discuss his work, perceptions of Muslims, Cosmopolitan Ethics, rise of the Non-Affiliated, widespread antipathy towards faith, rampant materialism, and religious & cultural literacy. This is a Partial Interview & Full Interview Published for The.Ismaili: sahilbadruddin.com/hussein-rashid-interview
35:41
December 15, 2018
Eboo Patel on Interfaith Cooperation and Pluralism
Sahil interviews Eboo Patel – Founder & Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and a member of former President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships – to discuss his insights on contemporary issues such as Interfaith Leadership, Action, and Dialogue; Pluralism, Homogenization, and Intellectual Diversity; Partnerships, Faith Leadership, and his vision for the Future. Published for OnFaith & Interview Transcript: sahilbadruddin.com/eboo-patel-interview
19:37
December 15, 2018
Karen Armstrong on the State of the World Today
Sahil interviews Karen Armstrong -- internationally acclaimed author, and winner of the 2008 TED Prize launching The Charter for Compassion, which has over two million signatories. She discussed her insights on compassion, the Golden Rule, nationalism, materialism, cosmopolitan ethics, religious literacy, the future of religion, perceptions of religious people, religious institutions, personal search, and her vision for the future. Interview Published for The.Ismaili & Interview Transcript: sahilbadruddin.com/karen-armstrong-interview
51:30
December 15, 2018
Reza Aslan on Religion Today
Sahil interviews Reza Aslan – best-selling author, public intellectual, religious studies scholar, producer, and television host – to discuss his insights on contemporary issues such as Religious Literacy, Popular Culture/Muslims, Secularism, Pluralism, Relativism, echo chambers, intellectual diversity, future of Religion, and his book, God: A Human History. Published for OnFaith & Interview Transcript: sahilbadruddin.com/reza-aslan-interview
35:18
December 15, 2018
Karim Lakhani on Open Innovation and Thinking Together
Sahil interviews Karim Lakhani — Associate Professor at Harvard and Founder and Co-Director of their Laboratory for Innovation Science — to discuss his insights on Open Innovation and how it can be leveraged by institutions. This is a Partial Interview: http://sahilbadruddin.com/karim-lakhani-interview
14:13
December 15, 2018
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