Professor Sulayman S. Nyang, Secretary, FFC

Sulayman Nyang, Board of Directors

Sulayman NyangSulayman S. Nyang is a professor at Howard University, where his principle areas of research include Islam, African systems of government, and African political thought.  He has published many articles and books, and has sat on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, including the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (USA), and Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (Birmingham, UK).  In the 1980’s he served as chairman of the Africa and International Committee of the Montgomery Chapter of the NAACP.  Mr. Nyang served for nine years as the chairman of the African Studies Department at Howard University.  From 1993 to 1999 he served as the lead developer of the African Voices at the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.  He was the Co-Principal Investigator for Muslims in the American Public Square, a project funded by the Pew Charitable Trust and based at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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